Saturday, May 23, 2009
(Photo of Lakewood families at the airport). A pilot attempting to land a small plane at the Allaire airport, near Lakewood this morning escaped injury, when the landing gear apparently failed, causing the plane to crash. The fixed-wing single engine plane, piloted by 61-year-old Gerard Norkus of Brielle, ended up in a grassy area next to the runway at the airport. Many Lakewood families spend their Sundays at the airport watching the planes take off and land as well as parachuters jumping from planes.