LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Authorities say a pair of passengers aboard a single-engine plane escaped injury after the plane made a “hard landing” in a field several miles from a New Jersey airport.

New Jersey State Police spokesman Sgt. Lawrence Peele says the Cessna 172 crash landed in Lafayette Township Sunday afternoon. NJ.com reports the hard landing took place several miles from Sussex Airport.

Peele says the plane sustained minor damage in the crash landing.

Officials say the cause of the accident is under investigation.


Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com