2 dead as Learjet crashes on approach to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey
May 16, 2017
A Learjet 35 private jet crashed on May 15, 2017 while landing at Teterboro Airport, New Jersey resulting fire on multiple buildings and killing 2 crews on board.
The plane went down about a quarter mile from the airport in Carlstadt, according to the FAA. “Around 3:30 this afternoon, our agency received numerous 911 calls,” Carlstadt Police Deputy Chief Thomas Berta said at a Monday afternoon press briefing. “We immediately dispatched police, fire, and EMS to the scene.”
The response unit found two industrial buildings on fire and acted accordingly to evacuate the surrounding area.
FAA reported, “The aircraft went down about 1/4 mile from the airport in a residential area. The flight departed from Philadelphia International Airport and was headed to Teterboro. The FAA is enroute to the scene. Local authorities will release information about people on board the aircraft. We will update this statement when we get new information.”
The Teterboro Airport was closed following the crash of the Learjet on final approach.