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UPDATE: Police ID Ultralight Pilot Killed In South Jersey Crash

Scene of Monday's ultralight aircraft crash. (Courtesy Chopper 6 ABC News)
Scene of Monday's ultralight aircraft crash. (Courtesy Chopper 6 ABC News) Photo Credit: Chopper 6 ABC News (screengrab)

UPDATED: Authorities have identified the pilot killed when his ultralight crashed into woods in Gloucester County.

Gerard Asselta, 64, of Vineland was pronounced dead at the crash scene north of Tuckahoe Road and Harding Highway in Franklin Township, police said in a statement.

The single-engine craft took off from a residence on Union Road in Vineland and crashed shortly before 1 p.m., police said. It was not immediately clear where Asselta was headed.

Earlier reports said the single-seat aircraft crashed about a quarter mile from Downstown Airport.

Asselta was the only person aboard.

Footage from an ABC News Chopper 6 helicopter showed scattered remains of the yellow craft in woods along the roadway.

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