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2 dead after small plane crashes during landing attempt in New Jersey

Small plane crashes in New Jersey neighborhood

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NEW YORK – A small plane crashed into a New Jersey neighborhood on Monday, killing two crew members.

NBC New York reports multiple buildings were on fire near the scene of the crash, in Carlstadt, New Jersey.

The small Learjet 35 was flying from Philadelphia to Teterboro Airport when it went down.

"There's nothing really left of the plane at all - you just see the two engines that are burnt up and stuff," one man said..

Emergency responders reached the scene a short time later and were working to extinguish the blaze.

The plane crashed into a building in an industrial area, said Joe Orlando, a spokesman for the town of Carlstadt.

He said it crashed next to a township facility, but no one in that building was harmed inside. He said pieces of melted engine could be seen in the wreckage, along with wheels and part of the fuselage.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the jet left Philadelphia and went down in Carlstadt.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Steve Case, an entrepreneur and co-founder of AOL, wrote in an Instagram post that the plane appeared to have missed a turn and crashed a few hundred yards from the airport. He was aboard another plane at the airport at the time.

Story is developing.


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