Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New Jersey Plane Crash - Five Dead At Plane Crashes On Highway (VIDEOS)

At 10:04 Tuesday morning, the Socata TBM-700 broke apart and crashed onto I-287 about 300 feet north of the James Street interchange in Morristown.

The NTSB confirms that seconds before the crash, pilot Jeffrey Buckalew mentioned an icing issue to an air traffic controller with whom the pilot was in contact.

An entire family, including two young children, is dead, and aviation investigators have a long, tough job ahead as they try to figure out how the plane carrying the family and one friend crashed onto a New Jersey interstate.

the single-engine Socata TBM-700 nose-dived onto Interstate 287 just south of Morris Township and burst into flames, said Arlene Salac, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration. There were no survivors. A dog aboard the plane was also killed, police said.

"It is a mystery," Mr. Gretz said. The NTSB's search for evidence was expected to resume Wednesday morning.

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