Crash scene

Police were still on the scene of a fatal plane crash in Hamilton Township Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Investigators were completing work Sunday at the site of a Hamilton Township plane crash that left one person dead, a National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said.

A preliminary report is expected to be issued in five to 10 days regarding the circumstances of the crash, Peter Knudson said.

A Navion-G single-engine plane crashed into a wooded residential lot on Paddock Street near Cologne Avenue in Hamilton Township about 8:30 p.m. Friday.

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“All of the wreckage, all of the components will be removed (Sunday),” Knudson said, explaining that investigators had gathered what evidence they could at the scene.

One person died in the crash. As of Sunday afternoon, police had not revealed the name of any of the four people on board. Knudson said local authorities, not the NTSB, would supply that information.

Two passengers walked away from the crash, but the other two were taken from the scene by rescue crews.

The pilot was approaching Runway 13 at Atlantic City International Airport when he reported engine problems, FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said in an email Saturday.

According to the FAA registry, the plane, with serial number NAV-4-2473, was registered to RTD Aviation LLC, which lists a Wilmington, Delaware, address. That state allows owners to register their planes in the state under corporate names, but that does not mean the owner is from Delaware.

The plane was manufactured in 1962.

Knudson said an aircraft recovery company would remove the wreckage from the crash site.

The owner of the land did not wish to comment.

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