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Pilot Killed in Small Plane Crash at Woodbine Airport in Cape May County

The aircraft, a Mooney M20C Fixed wing-single engine plane, crashed on the runway at the Woodbine Airport at 2:03 p.m. Tuesday.

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    Pilot Killed in Small Plane Crash at Woodbine Municipal Airport

    A pilot was killed after a small plane crashed at the Woodbine Municipal Airport in Cape May County, New Jersey. 

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018)

    What to Know

    • An 85-year-old pilot died when his plane crashed shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday at Woodbine Municipal Airport.

    • Wayne Rumble, of Marmora, was the only person aboard the single-engine Mooney M20C aircraft when it crashed.

    • No one on the ground was injured in the crash.

    An investigation is underway after an 85-year-old pilot was killed in a small plane crash in Woodbine, New Jersey. 

    The aircraft, a Mooney M20C Fixed wing-single engine plane, crashed on the runway at the Woodbine Municipal Airport at 2:03 p.m. Tuesday. 

    Pilot Wayne Rumble, of Marmora, was the only person aboard at the time of the crash. 

    "It's very tragic," Marcello Mirabelli, another pilot, told NBC10. "We all knew him pretty well and it's always sad to see a fellow pilot go down." 

    Pilot Killed in Small Plane Crash at Woodbine Airport

    [PHI] Pilot Killed in Small Plane Crash at Woodbine Airport

    A small plane went down during takeoff in Cape May County, New Jersey, destroying the front of the aircraft and killing the pilot, who officials say was the only person on board. NBC10 talks to another pilot at the scene who says, "it's always sad to see a fellow pilot go down." 

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018)

    The plane was registered to Rumble, who was a certified commercial pilot and instructor.

    The FAA and NTSB are handling the investigation and working to determine what caused the crash.