The pilot of a single-engine plane died in a crash at the Woodbine Airport Tuesday afternoon, according to New Jersey State Police.

State Police tweeted that the single-engine Mooney M20C fixed wing crashed shortly after 2:00 pm killing the only occupant.The Press of Atlantic City quoted NJSP as saying the pilot was an 85-year old man, and long-time pilot who kept his plane at Woodbine Airport.

The airport will remain closed while the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.  The wreckage will remain in place overnight.

The State Police identified the man Tuesday night as Wayne Rumble of Marmora, according to the Press of Atlantic City.


Sources: New Jersey State Police/Press of Atlantic City