BDL From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 16 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7228 times:
The plane that went down was a Socata TBM-700 enroute from Teterboro to PDK. Here's the Flightaware information and route map of this flight. Very sad. I used to drive on that stretch of highway all the time when I was little.
fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1894 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6740 times:
I just heard about this one as well. At least three people on board, possibly two more. From the eyewitness accounts, it sounds absolutely horrific. Fortunately, when the plane impacted the busy US Highway 287, nobody on the ground was hurt! This one really hits home, as I live just miles from the crash site, which is in Morristown, NJ.
Access to the area is very limited because of emergency activity, so I would not recommend photography. Further, there is very little to see, as there is little left of the plane. Sounds like there was some kind of in-flight structural failure, according to several eyewitness accounts; what could have caused that will have to await NTSB invistigation.
Very, very sad news. I am just glad that by some miracle, nobody on the ground was killed or hurt.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery