Port Norris, NJ Private Plane Crashes, Dec 1996
PLANE CRASHES INTO GROCERY SATORE; PILOT KILLED, MAN INSIDE INJURED.
Port Norris, N.J. (AP) - A single-engine plane crashed through the roof of a small grocery store Sunday, killing the pilot and slightly wounding a man inside the market.
The plane crashed nose-first into Newcomb's Market about 1 p.m., leaving only the tail section visible from the street in this southern New Jersey community of 1,500.
Witnesses said the engine had stalled, but the cause of the crash was being investigated. There was no explosion or fire.
CHARLES FRISWELL, 61, of Newark, Del., was the lone occupant of the plane on its flight from Middletown, Del., to Millville, N.J., police said.
Trooper Ron Leach said FRISWELL planned to visit his brother in Port Norris, and that the relative saw the crash as he stood outside his home.
"He (FRISWELL) apparently was flying through the neighborhood," Leach said. "His brother was expecting him."
A man inside the store was slightly injured by debris, said Glenn Nickerson, a Cumberland County spokesman. He was treated and released from a Millville hospital.
The Facts Clute Texas 1996-12-09