A 40-year-old frum pilot suffered burn injuries after the single-engine plane he was flying caught fire moments after landing at Linden Airport on Sunday afternoon.
The Linden police said the fire hit the small Sonex fixed-wing plane while it was taxiing on a runway to park at around 3:25 in the afternoon.
The pilot of the plane, identified as Shmuel Judkovitz of Brooklyn, got out of the plane before first responders arrived and suffered serious burns on his arms and lower extremities.
Judkovitz was taken to The Burn Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston for treatment.
According to reports, Judkovitz owns SJ Computers, Inc. and Information Technology and Services.
The ill-fated plane was reportedly built in 2003.
The data from FlightAware.com showed that Judkovitz flew the plane on a 77-mile flight to Cross Keys Airport in Monroe Township (Gloucester) on Sunday morning.
Judkovitz left Cross Keys at 2:25 p.m. for the return flight and arrived at Linden at 3:12 in the afternoon.
A deeper investigation into the incident is now underway.