Plane Crashes on Landing at Essex County Airport: No One Injured

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A single engine plane crashed as it attepted to land at Essex County Airport on June 5. No one was injured.

The incident happened at 12:15 p.m. Fairfield Police Department received a call from the operations tower at the airport at reporting the crash, and police, fire and EMS units responded immediately,

The plane was found off the pavement of Runway #10. The pilot and a passanger were inside the craft, but were apparently uninjured and refused any medical treatment.

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While the cause the crash is being investigated, it is believed that the plane may have clipped a tree on its approach. After the crash, the pilot, Tai Kiernan, 46, of New York, reported having experienced some engine problems upon his approach.

The plane is a 1985 Beech F33A fixed wing, single engine plane. More details, if they become available, will be updated as available.

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