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Small Jet Crashes in NY

A small private jet with only two crewmembers onboard crashed near New York City yesterday. The news was first reported by Fox News.

Reportedly, the Learjet 35-A was trying to land atTeterboro Airport in New Jersey, when it crashed into a warehouse causing a massive fireball. The two crewmembers have been confirmed dead.

The fire quickly spread on several motor vehicles parked nearby.

The Learjet 35A, a twin-engine jet often used for business or personal travel, crashed at 3:30 p.m. local time about one-quarter mile (0.4 kilometer) from the busy hub for corporate aviation near New York, according to an emailed statement from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The flight originated from Philadelphia International Airport.
The aircraft was flying to the north toward runway 1 when the crash occurred, according to the FAA. Smoke could be seen rising from the scene and more than one structure caught fire, according to the NBCNewYork.com website.

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