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Victims of deadly small airplane crash in Cumberland County identified: police

Officials identify victims of plane crash in Upper Deerfield Township
Officials identify victims of plane crash in Upper Deerfield Township 00:25

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) - The investigation is just getting started into what caused a small plane to crash in a South Jersey neighborhood. Both people on board were killed.

The victims were identified by New Jersey State Police as 24-year-old Kristofer Noone of Pennsauken and 67-year-old John Noone III of Elmer.


The crash happened Monday afternoon on Parvins Mill road in Upper Deerfield Township, Cumberland County.

State police say both men on board died on impact after they just took off from an airport less than a quarter mile away. 

"At approximately 1:49 p.m., troopers responded to a report of an airplane crash just outside Bucks Airport,"  Sgt. Alejandro Goez, of New Jersey State Police, said. 

New Jersey State Police say a single-engine champion 7AC plane crashed into the front lawn of a home along Parvins Mills Road Monday afternoon moments after refueling at a Cumberland County airport directly across the street.

"There was two deceased individuals in the airplane and it was determined it was two adult males," Goez said. 

A neighbor that called 911 won't forget what he saw. 

"It was like almost straight up and down, I looked and there was no help for the people, so it was kind of disheartening to see that," the neighbor said. "There was nothing I could do."

By sunset, the plane was loaded onto a flatbed truck and moved to a secure site where investigators from the NTSB and FAA will work to determine a cause. It's still unclear if any mayday calls were made from the plane before it went down. 

"At this time, that's still under investigation," Goez said. "We're working with the FAA and NTSB to determine what led up to the crash and as far as their flight plan and where they were headed."

No one on the ground was hurt.

The NTSB and FAA are investigating. 

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