Learjet 35 crashes near Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, killing two

Source: AP
Source: AP

A small aircraft crashed near Teterboro Airport in New Jersey after missing the runway on Monday, setting buildings on fire and blanketing the area in a thick cloud of black smoke.

Two crew members died in the incident, according to the Associated Press. No passengers were aboard the plane when it went down.

According to a tweet from WNBC's Steven Bognar, Federal Aviation Administration officials have identified the aircraft as a Learjet 35, a small-capacity business and military transport jet.

"The aircraft went down about 1/4 mile from the airport in a residential area," the FAA wrote in a statement. "The flight departed from Philadelphia International Airport and was headed to Teterboro. The FAA is en route to the scene. Local authorities will release information about people on board the aircraft."

A photo posted by (@) on

May 15, 2017, 6:58 p.m. Eastern: This story has been updated.

This is a breaking news story and may be updated as more information becomes available.

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Tom McKay

Tom is a staff writer at Mic, covering national politics, media, policing and the war on drugs. He is based in New York and can be reached at tmckay@mic.com.

MORE FROM

White House says it knows of potential Syrian chemical attack, warns Assad of "heavy price"

The Trump administration did not provide any evidence backing the threat.

Serena Williams responds to John McEnroe's comments saying she would rank "like 700" against men

Williams said his statements were "not factually based."

People are way less likely to be helpful when it's hot out, according to study

Sorry, it's too hot out to help you move.

Democrats, the American Medical Association and US bishops blast the Senate health care bill

According to the Congressional Budget Office, 15 million more Americans will be without health insurance next year if the bill passes.

Dow Jones won’t talk about its reported pay gap problem

A study released by the union representing Dow Jones employees found evidence of a "significant pay gap between men and women" who had the same job title and level of experience.

Mom slams ACA repeal, shows what's at stake in a tweetstorm about son's health

This mom says that without the ACA, her son wouldn't get the medical care he desperately needs.

White House says it knows of potential Syrian chemical attack, warns Assad of "heavy price"

The Trump administration did not provide any evidence backing the threat.

Serena Williams responds to John McEnroe's comments saying she would rank "like 700" against men

Williams said his statements were "not factually based."

People are way less likely to be helpful when it's hot out, according to study

Sorry, it's too hot out to help you move.

Democrats, the American Medical Association and US bishops blast the Senate health care bill

According to the Congressional Budget Office, 15 million more Americans will be without health insurance next year if the bill passes.

Dow Jones won’t talk about its reported pay gap problem

A study released by the union representing Dow Jones employees found evidence of a "significant pay gap between men and women" who had the same job title and level of experience.

Mom slams ACA repeal, shows what's at stake in a tweetstorm about son's health

This mom says that without the ACA, her son wouldn't get the medical care he desperately needs.