CARLSTADT, NJ (RNN) – A small, private jet crashed into a warehouse, killing the pilot and the copilot - the only people onboard the plane.
A Learjet 35 was on approach for a landing when it crashed into three properties, including a Department of Public Works facility, about a quarter of a mile south of the runway at Teterboro Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The airport is located 15 miles northeast of Newark, NJ and the crash happened about 3:30 p.m. ET Monday.
Black smoke billowing in the air could be seen for miles - including in New York City.
First responders are on the scene. The airport has been closed and will reopen Tuesday morning.
The area is experiencing high winds – about 35 mph – as a nor’easter moves out of the northeast.
The flight which originated in Philadelphia. A Learjet 35 can carry six to eight people along with two pilots.
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