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Learjet Crashes into New Jersey Buildings, Killing Two Crew Members
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15 May 2017 07:54 PM EST

-by Trista McKenzie, Contributing Writer; Image: Smoke billowing from a plane crash in New Jersey (Image Source: Video Screenshot via @GodwinClassic33 on Twitter)

Two pilots were killed and several buildings caught fire on Monday when a Learjet carrying no passengers crashed in a residential area while attempting to land at a suburban New Jersey airport outside of New York City.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the plane, which was flying from Philadelphia International Airport, crashed about a quarter-mile from Teterboro Airport in Carlstadt, N.J., located about 15 miles northeast of Newark, at 3:30 p.m.

Carlstadt police reported that neither crew member survived, according to NBC New York.

The airport, which was shut down after the crash, acts as a major hub for general aviation in the New York area.

Borough of Carlstadt spokesperson Joe Orlando told NBC that the plane hit at least three properties, including a Department of Public Works facility. He noted that it seemed like "something out of a movie."

"Parts of the plane are laying in the garage," he said. "I can see the engines, part of the fuselage. There's just melted cars all over the place in our yard."

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was gathering information about the crash but had not yet decided to send an investigative team at the time of reporting.

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