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The plane crashed at the end of a
runway (near Moonachie Avenue and Redneck Road), and burst into flames. The blaze was soon
extinguished, police said. The Teterboro fire brigade was first on the scene and
units from the Hasbrouck Heights, Moonachie and Wood-Ridge Fire Departments also
responded, according to authorities.
According to the aircraft's tail number listed on an FAA Web site, it is registered to Maci Leasing Corp. in Edison. There was no phone listing for the business.
Pasquale DiFulco, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, said the pilot was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center. The pilot, whose name was not released, was in fair condition Tuesday afternoon, said hospital spokeswoman Peggy Schunk.
It was the third accident this year. On Feb. 2, a twin-jet corporate plane carrying 11 people ran off the end of a runway during an aborted takeoff, sped across a busy road and slammed into a warehouse. Twenty people were injured, including two who were in a car struck by the plane.
On March 8, another business
plane overshot a runway and stopped in snow and mud. Both passengers and the two crew
members walked away uninjured. ###
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