CARLSTADT, N.J. - Two crew members were killed when their jet crashed near a small airport outside New York City, police said. The plane had taken off from Philadelphia.
Police in Carlstadt, New Jersey, said no passengers were aboard the Learjet 35 when it went down around 3:30 p.m. Monday near Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.
The Federal Aviation Administration reported that the jet left Philadelphia International Airport and went down in an industrial area in Carlstadt.
Authorities said no one was injured on the ground when the plane crashed.
Carlstadt Mayor Craig Lahullier said all of the town's employees already had left for the day before the plane crashed near its public workers building. He called it a miracle.
A Carlstadt police spokesman said the plane appeared to be listing to its side before it went down, but the cause of the crash has not been determined.
The National Weather Service warned of strong winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph just before the crash.
Town spokesman Joe Orlando said the plane crashed into a building in an industrial area, sparking a fire that sent thick, black smoke spewing into the air.
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