Jet from PHL crashes near Teterboro Airport in New Jersey


Jet from PHL crashes near Teterboro Airport in New Jersey

The Learjet 35 crashed around 3:30 p.m. about a quarter-mile from the airport in Bergen County as it approached a runway, the FAA said.

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sheriff's Office was at the scene collecting evidence to assist the FAA.

Wind gusts of 30 miles per hour were reported in the area at the time of the crash, but it is unknown if that was a factor.

Officials said the small, Learjet 35 plane crashed while trying to land at Teterboro.

Flight data compiled by FlightAware, a website that tracks plane movements, reported that the Learjet 35 had started the day at Teterboro. He was aboard another plane at the airport at the time.

In the USA state of new Jersey passenger Learjet 35 while landing at the airport crashed into a warehouse, killing at least two crew members.

Majors added that it could have been much worse had people been leaving at the time of the crash, with much of the damage occurring outside the building.

There were no injuries on the ground, the police said. Police say the crash killed two crew members who were on board.

Teterboro Airport closed because of the crash, it said in a statement. "I hear flying is safer than driving", Scholes said. The flaming debris then set a second building on fire, he said.

"Parts of the plane are laying in the garage, I can see the engines, part of the fuselage".

Associated Press writers Bruce Shipkowski and Josh Cornfield in Trenton contributed to this report.

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