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Small Plane Crashes On New Jersey Interstate

A small plane has crashed on a busy interstate highway in northern New Jersey.

State Police Trooper Christopher Kay says there is a report of three possible deaths in the crash on Interstate 287 in Harding.

Shona Sternberg of Hillsborough tells The Star-Ledger of Newark that she was about three cars behind where the plane went down and saw an explosion when the aircraft hit. She says it looked like the right wing was breaking off before the plane went down.

Helicopter footage from News 12 New Jersey shows charred wreckage. Kay says the highway is closed in both directions.

Interstate 287 is a heavily used route that wraps around the northern and western edges of the New York City area.


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