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Plane Crash 287

December 20, 2011 by staff 

Plane Crash 287Plane Crash 287, A plane has crashed onto Route 287 and at least five people are dead, state police said. The plane took off at 9 a.m. from Teterboro Airport in Bergen County and was on its way to DeKalb-Peachtree in Atlanta, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters, who said three adults, two children and a dog were killed in the crash.

The plane is a Socata TBM-700, which is a single engine turbo-prop plane that seats 7. The crash was at about 10:04 a.m.

Sue Bhende, of Applewood Lane in Morris Township, was sitting on her deck when she heard what sounded like an “engine sputtering and a deafeningly loud sound of a plane whistling.” She said she felt her house shake.

“I saw the plane taking a nosedive and then a big fireball,” she said, “and then a second explosion and then just a billow of smoke.”

Another witness said the plane nose-dived into the roadway. The plane ended up in the trees in the median between the north and south bound lanes of the highway between exits 34 and 35 and it is severely damaged while pieces of a wing littered yards in the area of James Street.

Peters said a fire erupted after the plane crash and pieces of the plane were seen burning in the roadway. A part of the plane was found on James Street.

The registered owner of the plane is Cool Stream of New York City, which is based out of an Upper East Side apartment that is owned by Jeffrey Buckalew, a certificated pilot of single engine planes, according to The Record of Bergen County.

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