A Plane Crashed on a Highway in The U.s. State of New Jersey. Five People Died
Five people died Tuesday in a plane crash on a motorway in small U.S. state of New Jersey, authorities announced.
Two men, one woman, two children and a dog on board the plane died in the crashdevice in Morristown, New Jersey, said Robert Gretz, investigator at the NationalTransport Safety Commission said on CNN.
TBM700 shocked plane type to make a race of Teterboro, New JerseyDeKalb-Peachtree Airport to Atlanta, but crashed on Highway 287, about 14 minutes after takeoff, Gretz said.
Aircraft is at a height of about 5,300 feet when ”there was a conversation betweenpilot and controller of local icing conditions,” said the investigator.
He said that the investigation is still in its infancy and it is too early to speculate on the causes of collapse. According to preliminary information, the airplane occupantswent to Atlanta for business and leisure travel, Gretz said.
Authorities have not released the names of the victims, but firm Greenhill & Co.investment bank. New York said that it was two of its directors, Jeffrey Buckalew (45)and Rakesh Chawla (36 years), Buckalew’s wife, Corinne, and their two children, Jackson and Meriwether. ”The plane belongs to Buckalew, an experienced pilotwhose passion was flying,” said company.