Voice recorder in deadly jet crash in New Jersey is recovered

Cameron Gross
May 17, 2017

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Authorities say a jet has crashed at a small airport outside New York City, sparking a fire that sent thick, black smoke spewing into the air.

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. Incredibly, no one on the ground was injured as it combusted into a huge fireball, spewing thick black smoke visible from New York City.

In 2009, a plane taking off from Teterboro crashed into a sightseeing helicopter over the Hudson River, killing all nine people in the two aircrafts. The Medical Examiner is working to determine the identity of the victims. The FAA has also launched a probe into the crash.

However, the crash resulted in a massive blaze that consumed several buildings and at least 13 cars, which local firefighters spent hours trying to get under control.

The plane's tail number is N452DA.

FAA records show the 1981 Learjet was registered to A&C Big Sky Aviation LLC of Billings, Montana, in 2014.

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In 2009, the airport came under scrutiny after a midair crash of a single-engine airplane and a sightseeing helicopter over the Hudson River that killed nine people.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. It appears to be nose-down and on its side as it hits.

The National Weather Service said strong winds had been reported in the area. No passengers were on the plane and no one on the ground was injured.

"I tell ya, it's a miracle", he said.

Teterboro Airport is 12 miles from midtown Manhattan.

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.

It happened in an industrial area on Kero Road in Carlstadt, near Teterboro Airport - a small airport located close to New York City.

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