1 Killed, 3 Critical After Plane Crash in NJ

Officials continue to investigate a small plane crash that killed one person and critically wounded three others in a rural area of Atlantic County, N.J.

The plane went down along Paddock Street in Hamilton Township, N.J. around 8:40 p.m. on Friday, emergency officials said.

Hamilton Township Police say there were four people on board the plane when it went down in dense fog.

One person was killed in the crash and three others had to be rescued from the plane, Atlantic County Emergency Management tells NBC10.com. The three survivors were rushed to area hospitals in critical condition, officials said.

Lisa Liepe, whose farm is right near the crash site, tells NBC10.com her family did not hear the crash, but that the visibility is very poor.

"It's very foggy down here and you can't see anything," she said.

NBC10 First Alert Weather Meteorologist Sheena Parveen said a Dense Fog Advisory was issued around 9 p.m. for portions of Atlantic County and other towns along the Jersey Shore. She said visibility is down to a half mile or worse in some spots.

Liepe said there are large open areas of land used for farming and also very dense forest-like areas where the plane could have wound up.

She added the plane was most likely heading in for a landing at Atlantic City International Airport.

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