New Jersey plane crash: Pilot killed was New York doctor, officials say

A pilot was killed when a small plane crashed into a New Jersey home Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

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A Cessna 414 crashed around 11 a.m. into a home on Berkley Avenue in Colonia, WABC-TV reported. Officials with the Colonia Fire Department told WNBC-TV two homes caught fire after the crash.

Here are the latest updates:

Update 7:38 a.m. EDT Oct. 30: The pilot killed in a small plane crash in New Jersey has been identified as Dr. Michael Schloss of New York, WABC-TV is reporting.

Linden Airport's general manager, Paul Dudley, told the TV station that Schloss "was a renowned cardiac doctor" and a "renaissance man."

Investigators said nobody else was on the plane when it crashed, WABC reported.

Update 12:35 p.m. EDT Oct. 29: Authorities told WABC-TV that no one was home Tuesday morning when a plane crashed into a home in New Jersey.

"There was a car in the driveway, so everybody thought somebody was home, but nobody was home," Woodbridge Township Mayor John McCormac told WCBS-TV. "Right now, we don't believe any civilians on the ground were impacted by the crash.

The crash sparked a fire that spread to at least one other home, where a woman was inside, WABC-TV reported. Authorities told the news station she escaped without injury.

McCormac told WCBS-TV the plane had only a pilot on-board when it crashed. The pilot's condition was not immediately known after the crash.

Original report: It was not immediately clear whether any injuries were reported. Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board were headed to the scene Tuesday morning to investigate.

Check back for updates to this developing story.

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