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Hasbrouck Heights Air Disaster
December 9, 1999

A small plane crashed between two houses Thursday night killing all four people aboard, injuring three people on the ground  and setting a garage on fire, authorities said.

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Related information: [Teterboro Airport]

NTSB [Report]

Heights crash pilot likely stalled plane. NTSB report refers to steep, low turns [Record, Nov 23, 2000]

Weekly Papers
Area wants midnight grounding [Shopper, January 26]
[Vote] on midnight closure of Teterboro Airport

Star Ledger

Despite recent crashes, aviators call flying most efficient way to travel [Dec 26 Story]


Pilot Faced Suspension [Dec. 24 Story]
Quick Landing Denied [Dec. 22 Story]

Weekly Papers Dec. 15

The Shopper News [Story]

Sunday Papers Dec. 12
Record [Story]
Herald News [Story]

Saturday Papers Dec. 11 

Star Ledger [Story] [Victims] [Fears][Front page photo]
Herald News [Story] [PD Chief] [Eyes on Sky]
[Pilot Record] [Lodi Hero]
Record Coverage [Story][On Vacation][Mike Kelly][Life goes on]
[TEB congestion][VA Couple][Politic as usual][16 killed this year]

Morning Papers Dec. 10 
[Star Ledger] [Herald News Story] [Herald News Brush w/disaster]
Record Coverage [Story] [Heros] [Plane] [Backyard in Flames]
[Airport Complaints][FAA Study]
[FAA Preliminary Accident Report]

Breaking News Dec. 9
[CNN Report] [ABC Report] [AP Report]

Star Ledger [Front page photo]
Crash site, media coverage, etc.[15 Photos]
Record photos December 11, 1999 issue [Photos]
Note: Other photos at story

Newspaper Location Maps [Record] [Star Ledger]
Wrong Path Graphic [Star Ledger]
Regular air traffic patterns [Record]

Aerial Views Of Location
[Record & Herald News]

About The Aircraft
[Link to Raytheon Beech Baron 58]


Plane Misses House
Crashes in Driveway

Hasbrouck Heights -- In June 1966, a  2 engine, 4 seater Aztec Piper going to Teterboro Airport –   struck a tree and crashed into driveway of Police Commissioner William Cavalier at 521 Burton Avenue near Route 46. 

Pilot was urged to get out by first person to reach plane. Pilot had injuries to include a skull fracture and was taken to Hackensack Hospital by ambulance.

Pilot said one engine was out, and the FAA Tower said one tire was down before the accident.

He was carrying film for Eastman Kodak, Fairlawn, NJ.


Previous small plane crashes in New Jersey since 1999

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