Multiple buildings are on fire after a Learjet 35 private corporate jet crashed in New Jersey at 3:30pm on Monday afternoon. According to ABC7NY and @NYCAviation, the crash happened in an industrial area on Kero Road in Carlstadt (in the vicinity of the Meadowlands Stadium) as the plane was on approach to Teterboro Airport's runway 1.
Stock photo of a Learjet-35
According to police, 2 crew members were killed in the jet crash. The plane had no passengers.
FAA said the plane departed from Philadelphia International and added that it is en route to the scene, adding that local authorities will release information about the people on board.
The FAA's full statement:
"A Learjet 35 crashed on approach to Runway 1 at Teterboro Airport at 3:30 pm today. 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."
Airport officials said Teterboro Airport has been closed and flight operations ceased until further notice.
Breaking: Reports coming in of a Lear 35 crashing while on approach to Teterboro Airport's runway 1. Possibly in the Meadowlands area.
— NYCAviation (@NYCAviation) May 15, 2017
Photos from the scene of the crash:
Police confirmed that multiple buildings are on fire, but no other details have been released.
— Godwin (@GodwinClassic33) May 15, 2017
A witness told Eyewitness News that it appeared the plane was trying to land at nearby Teterboro Airport. Another witness said the building closed about 30 minutes before the crash.
According to FlightAware, a LearJet-35 was scheduled to land at Teterboro arriving from Philadelphia, same as reported by the FAA.
The crashed plane is owned by by A&C BIG SKY AVIATION LLC, out of Billings, MT.