Pilot Suffers Serious Burns in Linden Plane Fire

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LINDEN, NJ – A small plane burned on the tarmac of the Linden Municipal Airport on Sunday and the pilot suffered serious burns according to the Linden Police.

The fire was reported at around 3:25 p.m., when Linden Emergency Dispatch was notified of a plane on fire at the Linden Municipal Airport, 1101 W. Edgar Road.

“First responders arrived on scene and quickly located a 2003 fixed wing, single engine aircraft engulfed on the taxiway. The fire was quickly extinguished by Linden Fire Department personnel,” police said. “The sole occupant of the plane, a 40-year-old Brooklyn resident, exited the plane before emergency personnel arrived. He was transported to St. Barnabas Burn Center with serious burns to arms and lower extremities.”

The incident remains under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, New Jersey State Fire Marshall’s Office, Union County Arson Investigation Team, Union County Hazmat, and Linden Fire Department.

A video of the fire was published to YouTube by All County News. Photo: All County News/YouTube