Strong winds before fatal plane crash

CARLSTADT, N.J. - Weather forecasters had issued a warning about strong winds minutes before a jet crashed outside New York City, killing two crew members.
 
The cause of the crash is under investigation. But the National Weather Service warned of strong winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph just before the crash Monday at 3:30 p.m.
 
Police say that two crew members were killed, but no passengers were aboard the Learjet 35 when it went down near Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.
 
A Carlstadt police spokesman says that the plane appeared to be listing to its side before it crashed into a building in an industrial area.
 
It's not clear if anyone on the ground was injured.

© 2017 Associated Press


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