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NEWS: Corporate Jet Crashes into Building In NJ

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posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 07:04 AM
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A corporate jet has crashed into a building after skipping off the runway in Teterboro, NJ. No word on casualties or injuries yet.
 


foxnews.com
TETERBORO, N.J. — A corporate jet slammed into a building Wednesday after going off the runway at Teterboro Airport (search).

A traffic helicopter pilot for New York radio station WCBS said it appears the plane went off the runway, broke through a fence, crossed a highway and slammed into the building.

Television reports showed smoke billowing from the building and skid marks leading to the crash site.

There was no immediate word on injuries.

Route 46 closed in both directions and broadcast reports said the airport was closed.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


The airport as well as Route 46 have been closed due to the crash. It is not yet known what caused the plane to slam into the building.

More to come as this story develops...




posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 07:10 AM
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Not that this has anything to do with this particular crash, however it brings to mind the laser threat to pilots we have been hearing about lately


contracostatimes.com
According to federal authorities, there have been about 400 reported instances of lasers being aimed at aircraft since the early 1990s.

But they started to receive national attention late last month, after a man in New Jersey allegedly aimed a laser at a plane landing at the Teterboro, N.J., airport.



posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 07:14 AM
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Apparently the plane was never able to take off, broke through a fence, crossed a road (hitting cars) and slammed into a warehouse.

Could be an icing problem.

[edit on 2/2/2005 by djohnsto77]



posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 07:15 AM
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So it was taking off and not landing? None of the reports specify.



posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 07:17 AM
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Yes, it was taking off. Or at least trying to.

Edit:

It's cold here in NY but there's not a cloud in the sky so I guess it's probably not icing.

[edit on 2/2/2005 by djohnsto77]



posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 07:30 AM
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Quote from Capital News 9 article (click the picture) :

"Rescue vehicles can also be seen loading people into ambulances."



posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 07:34 AM
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Just saw video on Sky News, looked like a Challenger 601.
They said that 2 people were injured and 11 "missing"... strange thing to say but I guess it's too early to confirm dead or injured numbers.
The aircraft was, for the most part, intact but a lot of smoke from the cabin area and the port wing had detached.



posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 07:35 AM
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They are reporting 12 onboard. In addition 2 motorists have been taken to a hospital. The fate of those onboard is unknown and a rescue operation is underway inside the clothing wharehouse. The search inside the building is a precautionary meassure.

[edit on 2/2/2005 by shots]



posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 07:36 AM
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Too early to know who the jet belonged to, but I will be interested to find out. If anyone happens upon that info, please post it here. I will be looking as well, as more is disclosed.



posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 07:45 AM
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Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Too early to know who the jet belonged to, but I will be interested to find out. If anyone happens upon that info, please post it here. I will be looking as well, as more is disclosed.


According to FoxNews.com :

The Federal Aviation Administration Web site says plane is registered to a company called 448 Alliance LLC, and gives an address in Dallas. Directory assistance has no company with that name, but does show a DDH Aviation at the same address. No one answered the phone there.



posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 07:53 AM
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If I remember right, DDH Aviation is a corporate jet "time share" company. They sell "memberships" which allow your company to access a fleet of jets for your business/pleasure travel needs.

You pay the fuel, pilot and a percentage of the maintainence for each mile your trip takes. It's a great plan for a small - medium size company that needs to move its people around on short notice and fast.

The typical annual "membership dues" are used to offset the purchase/lease price of the jets and run in the tens of thousands of dollars a year, much less than the typical $20,000,000.00 price tag of a jet.

m...



posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 07:57 AM
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www.grangier.fr...

More information found easily since you got the company name. Some say there's no such thing as coincidence.



posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 08:04 AM
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You can see how the plane punctured a pretty small hole in the building leaving the roof intact...this plane was going slow and the building is only one story.




posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 08:07 AM
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A charter jet has slammed into a hangar on takeoff from New Jersey's Teterboro airport in the US, an aviation official said, noting that the condition of the plane's 12 passengers and crew members was unknown.

The Canadair Challenger plane, bound for Chicago, crashed into a hangar at the end of an airport runway.

"We don't know for the moment how many casualties" there were, an FAA spokesman said.

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posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 08:26 AM
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CNN, FOX and ABC News said 11 people were reported injured and two were missing.

CNN just had an interview of a hospital spokesman saying they had received two people so far and one of those was a flight attendant. That indicates that at least some of the injured are from the plane, which is good news. The hospital would not say what the injuries were however she did state of the individuals was being decontaminated becuase they had jet fuel covering the person.

[edit on 2/2/2005 by shots]



posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 08:27 AM
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What I think is concerning, that many airports, don't have that extra mile backup runway to try safely abort a failed take-off.

The horrible concorde crash comes to mind, they knew something was wrong, but they had used up most of the runway already and no choice but to try take-off and pray they could fly a circle to land again....

I understand the lack of extra runway that this is due to space/money constraints, especially in urban areas were land is scarce and or very expensive.

In that case one should come with some "safetynets" or droguechutes or something at the end of runway to at least bring the smaller planes to a stop without killing the people inside the plane/buildingg etc.



[edit on 2-2-2005 by Countermeasures]



posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 09:00 AM
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Witness Robert Sosa told WNBC-TV he saw the plane crash into the building.


"Two guys came off with their hand cuts," Sosa said. "The pilot said he dragged himself out. He literally crawled out like a baby, and all the other people just walked out normal."


"He said as they tried to airborne before five minutes past (7 a.m.), they just lost control and they couldn't airborne the plane. They went straight through, 100 miles per hour," Sosa said.

Source



posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 09:54 AM
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Wow! I was wondering what all the warning signs about 46 being closed this morning while I was on Route 80. I work about 15 minutes from there.



posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 10:13 AM
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I was just talking to some people in the office and this is the third incident at that airport in the past few months. Most recently (three weeks ago when I was on vacation), an engine fell off a plane and landed in someones yard.

Historical note: I was just told that TETERBORO is the airport that JFK left from on his final trip to Texas.



posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by Countermeasures
What I think is concerning, that many airports, don't have that extra mile backup runway to try safely abort a failed take-off.

In that case one should come with some "safetynets" or droguechutes or something at the end of runway to at least bring the smaller planes to a stop without killing the people inside the plane/buildingg etc.


I think it has to do with that a lot of airports are not doing well. Also the FAA has to approve the speed arresting devices to even allow them to be used. I know a lot of smaller runways arond where i live have "sandtraps" at the end of runways.

But it used to never be a problem since the airports were built in rual areas. Urban sprawl has caught up to the airports and there is not much room for them to expand anymore



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