NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A preliminary autopsy report has found the pilot whose plane crashed into a house in a New Jersey suburb last week was alive at the time of impact.
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Township spokesman John Hagerty said Monday the Middlesex County medical examiner’s office found the Port Orange, Florida resident’s heart didn’t appear to be in distress. It also found soot in his lungs, indicating he was alive when the plane crashed.READ MORE: Should New Jersey Issue A COVID Vaccine Mandate For State Workers, Teachers? Voters Weigh In As Race For Governor Nears Finish Line
No one on the ground was injured. The crash caused a fire and affected three houses.
A full autopsy report could take several weeks as toxicology testing is completed.
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