The pilot died in the accident, the Fire Department and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) confirmed.
The deceased was identified as Michael Schloss, who was a recognized cardiologist in New York City.
Schloss, who was described as an experienced pilot, flew from Virginia and headed to a small airport in Linden, New Jersey to attend a talk in the Big Apple.
According to investigators, the pilot did not make a call to report a problem on the route to the airport.
The Cessna 414 model plane crashed at 11 am Tuesday against a house on Berkeley Avenue in the Woodbridge Township sector in Cologne.
The Federal Aviation Association (FAA) is involved in the investigation of the cause of the accident.
Woodbridge Township Mayor John E. McCormac said no civilians were injured and that only the pilot was aboard the plane.
The house directly hit by the ship was engulfed in flames, but according to McCormac, no one was at that time.
A woman in the nearby house managed to get out safely, although the crash caused minor property damage. Authorities said one more home also had minor damage.
For his part, the mayor also confirmed that the community joined together to help with donations to families living in the three homes affected by the tragedy.
The house with which the plane crashed was completely destroyed and the other two uninhabitable.
Dennis Protsko, employee of our sister chain NBC 4, lives just one block from the place and could hear the crash of impact. Although he did not see when the plane rushed, he could see at least one house completely engulfed in flames.
Protsko described that on leaving he saw “very heavy flames and black smoke.”
Fire crews, police and lifeguards from the surrounding cities and towns came to the scene of the accident, Protsko said.
At the time of the accident, Linden Airport, the closest observation site, reported that visibility was reduced from 10 miles to two miles between 10:55 am and 11: 5 am.
Weather conditions also left calm winds and fog in the area.
A neighbor said he heard “a plane that sounded like it was really low.”
“Suddenly there was a big explosion,” he said.
McCormac said the energy and gas service were disconnected from the surrounding houses “as a security measure.”
The cause of the accident is unknown; however, according to the recording on LiveATC.Net, the traffic controller tried to contact the pilot, but got no response.
Also, apparently, Schloss did not get under his landing gear amid the high winds.