Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
USA | By Kelli Rowe

2 dead after aircraft crashes near northern New Jersey airport

2 dead after aircraft crashes near northern New Jersey airport

It is the oldest operating airport in the New York City area, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns and operates Teterboro. Teterboro Airport said in a statement it "has been closed and flight operations ceased following the crash of a Learjet on final approach to the airport". Thick plumes of black smoke were seen billowing from the scene. No one on the ground was injured.

The area around the fire scene was crowded with police and rescue equipment as smoke poured from a building still on fire. The pilot, who was the only person on board, was not hurt in the crash, according to police.

In 2009, the airport came under scrutiny after a midair crash of a single-engine airplane and a sightseeing helicopter over the Hudson River that killed nine people.

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Federal investigators will be at the site of a deadly jet crash near a small airport outside New York City Tuesday, working to determine what caused the aircraft to go down. The crash, which led to fire in the plane, set fire to a nearby building.

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Emergency responders spent more than an hour extingushing the fire, which police said torched cars in the parking lot. The aircraft was not transporting any passengers for the flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Teterboro Airport.

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The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into the crash.

On the other hand, a spokesman for the town of Carlstadt, Joe Orlando who says the plane not supposed to land on this airport at all, it supposed to land on the facility in the town of Carlstadt.

Witnesses said the plane was flying upside down before it crashed into the parking lot, and a Carlstadt Police Dept. spokesman said the plane appeared to be listing to its side before the crash.

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He also informed the media that the two pilots has been killed in the crash. It then flew to Philadelphia later Monday morning before leaving for Teterboro around 3 p.m.

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