Carlstadt Plane Crash: The Details We Know

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This story was originally reported on NorthJersey.com, a news source for the Jersey area, about the Carlstadt plane crash that happened on Monday May 15, 2017. The story covered information about the crash and the details that have been released. The crash involved a Learjet. Two crew members, not yet identified, were killed in the crash. The crash happened at the Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, US.

1. There has been a voice recorder recovered by federal investigators. The investigators, from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), found the voice recorder that had been in the cockpit. This will be sent for analysis.

2. The jet appeared to be struggling before the crash. Witnesses report that it seemed to have scraped the side of a building before it crash-landed into a parking lot. The nose of the plane was facing down upon impact.

3. Experts think that crosswinds could have been a factor in the crash. These winds are fairly routine when it comes to air flight, but the gusts of the crosswinds were higher than normal during the day of the crash. Also, it is reported that air traffic was normal that day.

4. The debris field from the crash was 440 feet long, 100 feet wide, and destroyed 16 cars in the parking lot. The parking lot was less than a mile from the runway the plane was meant to land on. The plane’s engines were recovered, but, for the most part, they was ruined.

5. The NTSB also expressed that there did not appear to be any problems as the plane was approaching the landing strip. The pilots did not describe any issues or dangerous situations as they were coming in for landing.

6. The jet involved in the crash was being leased out by its owners, Trans-Pacific Jets. This company is a charter company that is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was founded in 2013.

7. There were two fatalities. The Bergen County medical examiner is in the process of identifying the victims of the crash. Their names have not been released. The two fatalities were two crew members. It is also worth noting that the captain had over 20 years of experience as a pilot. The National Transportation Safety Board also noted that the pilots seemed to be qualified and certified to fly.

8. The people on the ground close to the crash were not injured. However, people in nearby buildings said that the planes often fly so close they can see their windows.

9. The plane was arriving from Philadelphia and the crew planned to stay in a hotel close to the Carlstadt area.

Plane crashes like this are fairly rare; unfortunately, sometimes they do occur. The exact cause of the crash is unknown as of now. The NTSB are still looking into the cause as to why, even though the flight appeared to be going well and the pilots indicated no problems, the plane ended up crashing.

The investigation is still proceeding into the reason for the crash and the fatalities.