Plane crashes in New Jersey neighbourhood leaving pilot injured

Plane crashes in New Jersey neighbourhood leaving pilot injured

The plane crashed in a residential area (Stock image)

Monday, February 20, 2017

A small plane has crashed in a New Jersey neighbourhood, on America's east coast, injuring the pilot.

The single-engine Piper crashed on Sunday at around 10am in Bayonne, 6 abc reported.

The plane came down near a petrol station, and disrupted power lines as well as damaging parked vehicles.

Rescuers removed the 56-year-old pilot from the wreckage and officials said he was alert and talking.

He was then taken to hospital in a stable condition, but the extent of his injuries are not known.

It is not clear how many people were nearby at the time, but a local resident told CBS-TV, "it was like an earthquake in our house."