Two people were killed when a small plane crashed Wednesday in Springfield, Burlington County.

The two men aboard twin-engine Hawker Beechcraft Baron 58 crashed just after 9 a.m. near Smithville Jacksonville Road, reported.

The plane had taken off a short time earlier from South Jersey Regional Airport in Lumberton, which is about 10 miles southwest of the crash scene. It was headed to Hyannis, Massachusetts, reported State Police Maj. Brian Polite telling reporters.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

Saudi-led forces open assault: The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s exiled government launched a fierce assault Wednesday on the crucial port city of Hodeida, the biggest offensive of the years-long war in the Arab world’s poorest nation for the main entry point for food in a country already teetering on the brink of famine.

The attack on the Red Sea port aimed to drive out Iranian-aligned Shiite rebels known as Houthis, who have held Hodeida since 2015, and break the civil war’s long stalemate. But it could set off a prolonged street-by-street battle that inflicts heavy casualties.

The fear is that a protracted fight could force a shutdown of Hodeida’s port at a time when a halt in aid risks tipping millions into starvation. Some 70 percent of Yemen’s food enters via the port, as well as the bulk of humanitarian aid and fuel supplies. Around two-thirds of the country’s population of 27 million relies on aid and 8.4 million are already at risk of starving.

Before dawn Wednesday, convoys of vehicles appeared to be heading toward the rebel-held city as heavy gunfire rang out. The assault began with coalition airstrikes and shelling by naval ships, according to Saudi-owned satellite news channels and state media.

Wildfires destroy Utah homes: A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday.

Police Chief Jim Winder said the early investigation has ruled out natural causes for the Moab blaze that ignited near a creek that is frequently used as a walkway.

Larry Kudlow released from hospital: President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, has been released from the hospital after what the White House had described as a “very mild” heart attack.

Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a statement Kudlow was discharged from Walter Reed National Military Med-ical Center on Wednesday.

She said doctors say Kudlow’s recovery “is going very well” and the president and his aides are happy Kudlow is back home and they “look forward to seeing him back to work soon.”

University probes moon-landing lesson: New Jersey’s William Paterson University said school officials are reviewing videos that show a professor telling students the moon landing was faked and promoting other conspiracy theories.

Freshman Benny Koval, of Fair Lawn, said she raised concerns after sociology professor Clyde Magarelli said things in class that made her and others uncomfortable. The Record reports Magarelli — who has taught at William Paterson since 1967 — did not respond to requests for comment.

One video shows Magarelli telling students that landing someone on the moon was impossible.

University officials said Tuesday they are looking into the complaint and videos.

— Associated Press