1 killed, 1 injured in small-plane crash

(AP) - One man was killed and anotherseriously injured when a small plane crashed Saturday in northernNew Jersey.

They were the only people aboard the Cessna 172, a four-seat,fixed-wing propeller plane, said Federal Aviation Administrationspokeswoman Holly Baker.

The single-engine plane went down around noon near aresidential, wooded area in the Passaic County community of WestMilford.

The pilot, 61-year-old Arthur Leidenfrost of Park Ridge, waspronounced dead there. His passenger, 49-year-old Steven I.Goldstein of Hawthorne, was flown via helicopter to a nearby traumacenter.

It was not clear what caused the crash, which occurred near theGreenwood Lake Airport in West Milford. Authorities did notimmediately know if the plane had taken off from the airport or wastrying to land at the site.

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