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STATEMENT BY: THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY ON TETERBORO PLANE CRASH

Date: Aug 21, 2009
Press Release Number: 108-2009

At approximately 3:20 am, a twin-engine small plane with two people on board, failed to land on its approach to Teterboro. The plane went past the airport, clipped a tree and landed in a grassy area just north of Route 46. The two people were able to exit the plane and were transported to the hospital by emergency rescue personnel. A fire on the plane was put out by Port Authority responders and local firefighters. There were no injuries on the ground.

The investigation is now being headed by the National Transportation Safety Board, which is on the scene. The Port Authority expresses our hopes for a full recovery of those on board the aircraft.

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