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Plane catches fire at Linden Airport, Pilot burned

LINDEN, NJ - A pilot lands his Sonex airplane on the runway at Linden Airport after it catches fire, the pilot sustained minor burns during the incident and was transported by EMS to an area hospital.

The Sonex aircraft was destroyed by the fire.



At approximately 3:25 p.m. Linden Emergency Dispatch was notified of a plane on fire at the Linden Municipal Airport, 1101 W. Edgar Rd.

First responders arrived on scene and quickly located a 2003 Fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft engulfed on the taxiway. The fire was quickly extinguished by Linden Fire Department personnel.

The sole occupant of the plane, a 40-year-old Brooklyn resident, exited the plane before emergency personnel arrived. He was transported to St. Barnabas Burn Center with serious burns to his arms and lower extremities.

The incident remains under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, New Jersey State Fire Marshall's Office, Union County Arson Investigation Team, Union County Hazmat, and Linden Fire Department.


Sunday, July 10, 2022, 3:30 p.m.




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