Emergency responders are on the scene of an ultralight aircraft crash in South Jersey.
The small craft crashed around 12:45 p.m. in a wooded area near the 300 block of Tuckahoe Road in Franklin Township, Gloucester County. The scene is a quarter mile from Downstown Airport on Route 40.
The pilot, who was the only person on the craft, was killed and efforts are being made to notify next-of-kin, Franklin Township Police Lt. Matt DeCesari said.
The Federal Aviation Administration referred questions about the crash to local authorities.
TV news helicopter footage shows the crumpled remains of the yellow aircraft among trees a short distance from a roadway lined with emergency vehicles.
It’s not clear if the aircraft originated from the nearby airfield or was heading there. A call to the airport went to voicemail.
A spokesman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed the agency was heading to the scene to assist in the investigation.
Ultralights are not considered aircraft by the FAA and it doesn’t investigate these crashes. These vehicles are not registered with the agency and pilots are not required to have federal certification.