Learjet crashes on approach to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey; Two dead

Learjet crashes on approach to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey; Two dead

The FAA said the Learjet 35 departed Philadelphia and went down at 3:30 p.m. local time about a quarter mile from the airport in a residential area in northern New Jersey on approach to Runway One. But, there was an uncertain incident occurs which is still unknown, that the Learjet has to crash land in this Teterboro Airport instead of its original destination in Carlstadt, as many might not know that Teterboro is just 10 miles west of New York City. Carlstadt police said two crew members on board were killed in the crash.

A look back at the century-old history of Teterboro Airport.

The Learjet 35 is registered to A & C Big Sky Aviation of Billings, Montana. "They were very experienced in both that type of aircraft, and actually they flew that particular aircraft quite a bit". Some vehicles were also damaged on the ground at the crash site.

In 1985, a plane attempting to land at Teterboro crashed with a slower one. No passengers were on board, and no people on the ground were injured. "How it got there is the subject of the investigation".

The plane crashed into a building in an industrial area, said Joe Orlando, a spokesman for the town of Carlstadt.

"I saw the plane come over, in front of us, completely on its side, flying erratically", he said.

Monday's crash "hit so close", Falbo said. The owners of the residence are Daniel and Julane Wells.

"We were sitting in our building, and we felt the whole building shake", he said.

The aircraft was being flown by Trans-Pacific Jets, a charter aircraft company based in Honolulu, the jet's owner said in an interview. From there the plane, with only crew aboard, made its final run to Teterboro around 3 p.m.

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