Pilot killed in small plane crash in Colonia neighborhood

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Authorities say a pilot is unaccounted for after the small plane he was flying crashed into a house in New Jersey and exploded.

The Federal Aviation Association said the Cessna 414 plane crashed into a home on Berkeley Avenue in Woodbridge Township at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The fire has since been deemed under control, said John McCormac, mayor of Woodbridge Township.

A small plane crashed into a home in Colonia, N.J. on Tuesday, sparking a blaze in two houses.

The plane had reportedly been in the air for an hour after leaving Leesburg Executive Airport in Virginia.

The plane, which was coming from Virginia, was headed to a New Jersey airport about 5 miles from the crash site. No one was at home when the crash occurred, officials said. There is no word on the pilot's condition. The cause was not immediately known, but the weather was misty at the time of the crash.

He also said nine different fire departments from the surrounding area responded to the fires, saying "this is all-hands on deck".

"We felt the thump and panicked thinking that either a truck crashed into our house or we just experienced an natural disaster".

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Investigators are looking into what caused the crash.

The pilot was the only person inside the plane at the time, NJ.com reported.

Officials investigate the scene of the plane crash at a New Jersey home.

In a video posted by Michael Yonone on his Facebook page, the home is completely engulfed in flames. No one else on the ground was injured, either.

'All of a sudden there was this huge explosion, or just this big bang, louder than any auto crash I've ever heard'.

"I don't even know how my house is".

The house was on fire and totally destroyed and two other houses close by also caught fire.

A tree-lined residential town, Colonia is located about 20 mile outside of New York City.