Plane That Crashed in NJ, Killing 2, Was Bound for Cape Cod

A small plane that crashed in New Jersey Wednesday morning, killing two people, was en route to an airport in Massachusetts.

The small plane crashed in a field around 9:30 a.m. off Smithville Jacksonville Road just north of Oxmead Road in Springfield Township, New Jersey, Springfield Township Mayor Denis McDaniel said.

Two people on board the twin-engine Hawker Beechcraft 58 Baron died, county and federal officials said. It's believed they were the only people aboard the plane.

According to the website FlightAware, the plane was traveling to Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis. 

It appeared the plane crashed on one side of the road, went across it and came into contact with trees over at least 200 feet before stopping. Video taken by witness Garrett Andrew Rodriguez-Maribona showed debris scattered along a roadway.

The crash left the aircraft "unidentifiable," state police said.

The plane disappeared from radar shortly after takeoff from South Jersey Regional Airport in Lumberton, which is about 10 miles southwest of the crash scene, New Jersey State Police said.

The plane didn't strike any structures on the ground, McDaniel said.

Smithville Jacksonville Road will be closed through the evening, police said.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

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