NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) CBS2 has obtained exclusive video from a nearby store that captured the moment a private jet crashes and bursts into flames while attempting to land at Teterboro Airport.
Two crewmembers were killed when a small private jet crashed in an industrial area near Teterboro Airport in Carlstadt, New Jersey Monday afternoon.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the Learjet 35A from Philadelphia crashed while attempting to land on Runway 1 at Teterboro at 3:40 p.m.
The plane went down about a quarter mile from the airport in Carlstadt, according to the FAA. One man driving nearby saw the plane moments before the crash.
“It was completely on its side,” witness Andrew Barcia said. “And my girlfriend said it flipped over completely and then we saw all the smoke.”
Just before that, one of the crewmembers spoke about making a turn with air traffic control.
“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.”
When units arrived on scene they found a group of industrial buildings on fire. First responders quickly worked to evacuate the surrounding area, according to Berta.
In total, three buildings were involved with the crash scene. Officials say the damage was mostly contained to the exterior of the buildings, and the Carlstadt Buildings Department is working to determine whether any of the structures can be occupied once the wreckage is cleared.