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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  • by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:23 AM
    you do realize that people have died from the result of this crash, right? How insentative can you be?
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      by Much More on Dec 20, 2011 at 01:54 PM in reply to
      I can make Freddy Krugar look like Peter Pan. Merry Christmas to you, too!
  • by Looked Like A Runway on Dec 20, 2011 at 08:23 AM
    I can understand the confusion. One time, I nearly mistook New Jersey as a landfill.
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      by Chuck on Dec 20, 2011 at 12:39 PM in reply to Looked Like A Runway
      People died in this crash.You are trying to be a smarty pants. Merry christmas to you too!!!
  • by J Location: Greenville on Dec 20, 2011 at 08:19 AM
    To bad the cast of Jersey Shore were not strapped to the plane as it crashed.
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