Plane Crash 287: New Jersey Plane Crash Near James Street, Harding Township (Photo)

By on Dec 21, 2011 in United States, World Comments
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A plane crashed on Interstate 287 in the area near James Street, Harding Township in New Jersey on Tuesday, December 21, 2011. The small plane was on its way to DeKalb Peachtree Airport in Georgia when it crashed at the major New York-area highway, according to reports by several international news sites.

The Socata TBM-700 turboprop plane departed at the New Jersey Teterboro Airport and crashed after about 14 minutes.

Reports say that the plane broke up while spiraling out of control. It ended up on a wooded area with parts hanging on trees and debris all over the highway. All five passengers on board the plane did not survive the crash.

Initial reports by investigators say that the plane’s pilot was discussing icing with air traffic controllers before it crashes. Federal investigators are now looking at the possiblity of icing as the cause of the crash.

Greenhill & Co., a New York investment banking firm, revealed that its two managing directors, Jeffrey Buckalew, 45, and Rakesh Chawla, 36, along with Buckalew‘s wife and two children, were on board the plane that crashed on Interstate 287.

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