GREEN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — State police say a pilot was killed when a small plane crashed near a New Jersey airport.

The crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Green Township.

The pilot was alone in the aircraft when the crash occurred near Airport Road, which is not far from Trinca Airport. But it’s not clear if the plane had taken off from that site or if it was headed to the airport when it went down.

The pilot, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the crash.