2 killed in small plane crash in NJ

November 14, 2009 5:30:46 PM PST
A father and son headed to Indiana for a hunting trip were killed Saturday when their small plane crashed in southern New Jersey. The single-engine A200 Piper plane went down around 11 a.m., shortly after taking off from Woodbine Municipal Airport in Cape May County, about 20 miles southwest of Atlantic City. The pilot, 53-year-old Thaddeus Lazowski of Dennis Township, and his 12-year-old son, also named Thaddeus, were both pronounced dead at scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and New Jersey state police.

State Police Sgt. Stephen Jones said the plane ended up in a densely wooded area in Dennis Township, not far from the airport.

It was registered to the elder Lazowski.

No injuries were reported on the ground, authorities said.