2 unhurt after plane crash-lands near airport

Two people aboard a single-engine plane escaped injury after the aircraft they were in made a “hard landing” in an open field several miles from Sussex Airport, authorities said Sunday.

The Cessna 172 crash-landed in a field near Cedar Ridge and Meadows Road in Lafayette Township in Sussex County at about 3:45 p.m., said State Police Spokesman Sgt. Lawrence Peele.

The incident occurred about eight miles from the airport.

Peele said the Cessna sustained minor damage.

The cause of the accident is under investigation, he said.

Sara Jerde may be reached at sjerde@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @SaraJerde.

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Source: NJ.com Sussex

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