Authorities Identify Md. Woman Killed In N.J. Plane Crash
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a Maryland woman killed in a small plane crash in southern New Jersey.
But National Transportation Safety Board investigators are still trying to determine what caused Friday night’s crash in Hamilton Township.
Morgan Smith, a 28-year-old Lexington Park resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other Maryland residents on board the Navion-G single-engine aircraft were injured.
Authorities say the pilot, 45-year-old Peter Kosogorin of Tall Timbers, and another passenger, 23-year-old Cheyne Austin of Lexington Park, remained hospitalized Monday. But 23-year-old Alec Lewis of California was treated for undisclosed injuries and was released.
The plane was approaching Atlantic City International Airport when the pilot reported engine problems. The plane crashed a short time later in a wooded lot on Paddock Street in Hamilton.
NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson tells The Press of Atlantic City all the wreckage and components will be removed so investigators can study it.
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