NTSB heads to deadly NJ plane crash site
The NTSB is expected at the site of a deadly small plane crash in Carlstadt, New Jersey. (FOX 5 NY)
NEW JERSEY (FOX 5 NEWS) - A jet crashed into a building in Bergen County, New Jersey, Monday afternoon, an official said.
The Learjet Model 35 crashed on approach to Runway 1 at Teterboro Airport at about 3:30 p.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration. It hit a warehouse on Kero Road in Carlstadt at about 3:30 p.m., according to the Bergen County Police Department. That is less than a mile from the airport. Several buildings and vehicles caught fire, according to Carlstadt Police.
Two crew members are dead, Carlstadt Police said. No one else was on board.
Carlstadt Mayor Craig Lahullier said all of the town's employees who were working in the area had left for the day, so no one on the ground was hurt.
The jet was heading from Philadelphia International Airport to Teterboro, the FAA said. A team from the FAA was heading to the site to investigate.
The NTSB said it, too, would be investigating the crash.
Several hours after the crash, Teterboro Airport reopened to departing flights but is closed to arriving flights until further notice, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport.
Wind gusts of 30 mph were reported in the area at the time of the crash, but it is unknown if that was a factor.
Learjet Model 35 is a small business jet, which is crewed by a pilot and copilot and carries up to eight passengers.
With the AP.