Plane crashes on approach to New Jersey airport: FAA

2 killed in Teterboro Airport crash

2 killed in Teterboro Airport crash

Police say two crew members were killed when the Learjet 35 crashed among small warehouses and industrial buildings Monday afternoon in Carlstadt a quarter-mile (400 meters) from the runway at Teterboro Airport.

Honolulu-based Trans-Pacific Jets spokesman Ryan Frost says that the pilots were returning to Teterboro Monday to stay in a hotel after earlier flying from Teterboro to Bedford, Massachusetts, and then onto Philadelphia.

EAGLESWOOD- A plane crashed Tuesday night in the 100 block of Laurel Hill Lane, Sgt. Jeff Flynn of the New Jersey State Police said. The FAA also said that the LearJet crashed around 3:30 PM at about 0.8 kilometers away from runway 1 of Teterboro Airport shortly.

The Learjet's tail number was N452DA and was registered to A&C Big Sky Aviation in Billings, Montana.

Another man said he was in the auto with his girlfriend when the out-of-control aircraft passed overhead.

A Carlstadt police spokesman said the jet appeared to be listing to its side before it crashed. The house the plane crashed in front of was not damaged.

Emergency responders reached the scene a short time later and were working to extinguish the blaze. The planes, a Falcon 50 executive jet and a single-engine Piper Cherokee, plummeted to the ground in Fairview and Cliffside Park, New Jersey, killing six people, one of them on the ground. "How it got there is the subject of the investigation". The plane struck a building, but no one on the ground was injured. The airport was closed to all traffic as of 3:35 p.m., according to a notice on an FAA website.

Another witness said people rushed to the wreckage to see if they could help, but "unfortunately it was all engulfed in flames and we could do nothing but stand by and watch - really horrific". The owners of the residence are Daniel and Julane Wells.

The aircraft was being flown by Trans-Pacific Jets, a charter aircraft company based in Honolulu, the jet's owner said in an interview.

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