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There would be at least two houses on fire after the Cessna 414 landed Tuesday at 11:00 am on Berkley Avenue in Colonia

Cooling video footage shows the last moments of a private plane before it crashed into a home in New Jersey that caused several home fires – since the pilot is named as a renowned 74-year-old cardiologist.

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Dr. Michael Schloss flew the tWin-engine Cessna 414 when it landed on Tuesday at 11 am on Berkley Avenue in Colonia, just a few hundred meters from Claremont Avenue Elementary School.

Schloss, who was an experienced pilot, was the only person on board and died in the crash. He would have made an emergency landing ten years ago on the same type of aircraft.

Linden Airport Manager and friend Paul Dudley said that Schloss had spoken with air traffic control just before the crash, and added: "Something must have happened that overwhelmed him".

No one was injured on the ground, according to Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac.

A woman in a nearby house managed to escape without injury after the flames had spread there, McCormac added.

Security images of a nearby house let the plane fall from the sky in an uncontrolled dive before it disappears behind some trees and crashes to the ground.

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There would be at least two houses on fire after the Cessna 414 landed Tuesday at 11:00 am on Berkley Avenue in Colonia

There would be at least two houses on fire after the Cessna 414 landed Tuesday at 11:00 am on Berkley Avenue in Colonia

Dr. Michael Schloss flew the t-win engine Cessna 414 when it crashed on Tuesday at 11 am at 11 am on Berkley Avenue in Colonia, just a few hundred meters from Claremont Avenue Elementary School. Schloss, who was an experienced pilot, was the only person on board and died in the crash. He would have survived a crash on the same plane ten years ago

Dr. Michael Schloss flew the t-win engine Cessna 414 when it crashed on Tuesday at 11 am at 11 am on Berkley Avenue in Colonia, just a few hundred meters from Claremont Avenue Elementary School. Schloss, who was an experienced pilot, was the only person on board and died in the crash. He would have survived a crash on the same plane ten years ago

Dr. Michael Schloss flew the t-win engine Cessna 414 when it crashed on Tuesday at 11 am at 11 am on Berkley Avenue in Colonia, just a few hundred meters from Claremont Avenue Elementary School. Schloss, who was an experienced pilot, was the only person on board and died in the crash. He would have survived a crash on the same plane ten years ago

Images from the scene show firefighters fighting flames in the tree-lined residential street

Images from the scene show firefighters fighting flames in the tree-lined residential street

Images from the scene show firefighters fighting flames in the tree-lined residential street

Cooling images show Dr. Plane's plane. Schloss falling from the sky before it disappears behind some trees and falls into the ground

Cooling images show Dr. Plane's plane. Schloss falling from the sky before it disappears behind some trees and falls into the ground

There was nobody in the building where the plane crashed, but there were several fires in the home
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There was nobody in the building where the plane crashed, but there were several fires in the home

Cooling images show Dr. Plane's plane. Schloss falling from the sky before it disappears behind some trees and crashes to the ground. There was nobody in the building where the plane crashed, but there were several fires in the home

The renowned cardiologist, who had been a physician in New York City for years, owned the New York Post. And he would fly regularly from Leesburg Executive Airport in Virginia to Linden Airport in New Jersey, sometimes to attend lectures.

Linden Airport Manager Paul Dudley said: “He was a long-standing, highly experienced pilot, meaning that something must have happened here … something must have happened to overwhelm him.

& # 39; It's a big loss for medicine, aviation and humanity. He died while he did what he loved. & # 39;

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Images from the scene show emergency crews in the residential street while fire crews fight the flames. The family living in the house broke into tears when they saw their house burn, a neighbor said NJ.com.

A reporter on the spot told it NBC New York: & # 39; Very heavy flames and very heavy black smoke come out of the fire. & # 39;

The FAA is said to be on its way to the scene. The National Transportation Safety Board will also conduct research.

It is understood that the eight-seater plane landed in the rear of the house on the way to Linden Airport. It had to land there at 10:58 after taking off from Leesburg, Virginia.

The fire would be under control by 1 p.m.

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Mayor John McCormac said: “There was no one home at the time, which was very happy. There was a car in the driveway, so everyone thought someone was home, but nobody was home, they confirmed with the owner. We do not currently believe that civilians on the ground were affected by the crash. & # 39;

& # 39; It sounded very low, it started sputtering a bit. & # 39 ;, said an eyewitness, before a & # 39; huge explosion & # 39; (pictured, one of the fires started after the crash)

& # 39; It sounded very low, it started sputtering a bit. & # 39 ;, said an eyewitness, before a & # 39; huge explosion & # 39; (pictured, one of the fires started after the crash)

& # 39; It sounded very low, it started sputtering a bit. & # 39 ;, said an eyewitness, before a & # 39; huge explosion & # 39; (pictured, one of the fires started after the crash)

Officials said there were no reports of injuries on the ground and that the aircraft was only occupied by the pilot (stock image of a Cessna 414)

Officials said there were no reports of injuries on the ground and that the aircraft was only occupied by the pilot (stock image of a Cessna 414)

Officials said there were no reports of injuries on the ground and that the aircraft was only occupied by the pilot (stock image of a Cessna 414)

Police officer gives a press conference after a small plane crashes into a home on Berkley Avenue in New Jersey.
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Police officer gives a press conference after a small plane crashes into a home on Berkley Avenue in New Jersey.

Officer gives media statement after the incident

Officer gives media statement after the incident

Police officer gives a press conference after a small plane crashes into a home on Berkley Avenue in New Jersey, left and right

An official carries a box full of evidence of the location of the crash on Tuesday

An official carries a box full of evidence of the location of the crash on Tuesday

An official carries a box full of evidence of the location of the crash on Tuesday

Smoke rises from a New Jersey home after a small plane crashed into a home

Smoke rises from a New Jersey home after a small plane crashed into a home

The incident set fire to at least two properties

The incident set fire to at least two properties

Smoke rises from a New Jersey home after a small plane crashed into a home and ignited at least two properties

An official carries a box full of evidence of the location of the crash on Tuesday

An official carries a box full of evidence of the location of the crash on Tuesday

An official carries a box full of evidence of the location of the crash on Tuesday

In the driveway of the house is a white car that was hit by the small plane on Tuesday
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In the driveway of the house is a white car that was hit by the small plane on Tuesday

In the driveway of the house is a white car that was hit by the small plane on Tuesday

A New Jersey Avenel Fire Investigator on the scene after a small plane crashes into a home on Berkley Avenue

A New Jersey Avenel Fire Investigator on the scene after a small plane crashes into a home on Berkley Avenue

A New Jersey Avenel Fire Investigator on the scene after a small plane crashes into a home on Berkley Avenue

Officials are investigating the scene of the plane crash in a New Jersey home. The weather in the area was cloudy and foggy at the time of the crash

Officials are investigating the scene of the plane crash in a New Jersey home. The weather in the area was cloudy and foggy at the time of the crash

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Officials are investigating the scene of the plane crash in a New Jersey home. The weather in the area was cloudy and foggy at the time of the crash

A medical examiner arrives Tuesday at the crash site. Mayor Woodbridge, John McCormac, said only the pilot was on board and no one was injured on the ground

A medical examiner arrives Tuesday at the crash site. Mayor Woodbridge, John McCormac, said only the pilot was on board and no one was injured on the ground

A medical examiner arrives Tuesday at the crash site. Mayor Woodbridge, John McCormac, said only the pilot was on board and no one was injured on the ground

The closest airport to the scene is in Linden, where a two-mile view, calm wind, fog and a 700-foot ceiling was reported at the time of the crash.

The weather in the area was cloudy and foggy at the time of the crash.

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An eyewitness said: & # 39; It sounded very low, it started sputtering a bit.

& # 39; Suddenly there was a huge explosion, or just this big bang, louder than a car accident I ever heard. & # 39;

Another told ABC7: & # 39; I saw this thing coming in like wing up, wing down, and for a small plane it had a fairly wide wingspan, about 100 feet above the house that just roared inside, and then boom – an explosion lit up the sky. & # 39;

Neighbor Matt Loomis said about the homeowners: & # 39; They both actually started to cry immediately when they started talking. & # 39;

It is understood that the eight-seater plane landed in the rear of the house on the way to Linden Airport. It had to land there at 10:58 after taking off from Leesburg, Virginia

The wreck, and presumably the pilot, remained in the basement of the house that hit the plane, the authorities said. There was no word about the pilot's condition.

The wreck, and presumably the pilot, remained in the basement of the house that hit the plane, the authorities said. There was no word about the pilot's condition.

The wreck, and presumably the pilot, remained in the basement of the house that hit the plane, the authorities said. There was no word about the pilot's condition.

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