Stafford Township police say at 10:13 a.m. Sunday officers responded to the area of Route 72 and Route 9 for the report of a small plane down.
let me just crash land my plane on 72 real quick pic.twitter.com/EBet7tYpME— tierney goetz (@TierneyGoetz) July 12, 2015
Police say the small single engine plane, carrying students from the Skydive East Coast skydiving school, lost power forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing on the grass median between the eastbound and westbound lanes of Route 72 near a Home Depot store.
A small aircraft landed safely on Rt 72 near Home Depot. No injuries. More info to come pic.twitter.com/k4xZMhDdOp— Stafford Police NJ (@StaffordPolice) July 12, 2015
Officers at the scene closed the left lanes on Route 72 in both directions for approximately 90 minutes while the scene remained under investigation.
One skydive instructor was treated for a small cut on his arm, however, no other injuries were reported.
The investigation will be turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration for further investigation.