Police Press Release 5/22/14 – Plane Crash

Posted on May 22, 2014

On May 21st at 5:43 pm Montgomery Police, Montgomery EMS, Montgomery Fire Company #1 and #2, and Rocky Hill Fire Company responded to the Princeton Airport for a reported plane crash. Upon arrival, police located an ultra-light aircraft on the lawn of a business complex adjacent to the airport approximately 100 yards south of the runway.  The pilot and lone occupant, identified as Ricardo M. Argente, 53, of Piscataway had self-extricated from the airplane and complained of ankle pain, but refused medical attention at the scene.  Argenete stated he was performing take-offs and landings at Princeton Airport.  He stated he was on approach for a landing at an altitude of approximately 100 ft. when he lost mechanical control of the aircraft.  He stated he banked to the left, crossed over Airpark Rd., struck some trees about 40 ft. from the ground and then crash landed on the lawn of #29-31 Airpark Road.  The airplane did not come into contact with any ground structures or vehicles and there were no further injuries reported.  The plane, a Quicksilver MX 2 was heavily damaged as a result of the crash.  The investigation is being conducted by the Montgomery Township Police Department and the Federal Aviation Administration.