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Police say 2 killed in jet crash near New York

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CARLSTADT, N.J. -

The Latest on a jet crash near a New Jersey airport (all times local):
    
4:55 p.m.
    
Weather forecasters had issued a warning about strong winds minutes before a jet crashed outside New York City, killing two crew members.
    
The cause of the crash is under investigation. But the National Weather Service warned of strong winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph just before the crash Monday at 3:30 p.m.
    
Police say that two crew members were killed, but no passengers were aboard the Learjet 35 when it went down near Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.
    
A Carlstadt police spokesman says that the plane appeared to be listing to its side before it crashed into a building in an industrial area.
    
It's not clear if anyone on the ground was injured.
    
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4:40 p.m.
    
Police say that two crew members have been killed in a jet crash near a small airport outside New York City.
    
Police in Carlstadt said that there were no passengers aboard the Learjet 35 when it went down around 3:30 p.m. Monday near Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.
    
The Federal Aviation Administration reported that the jet left Philadelphia and went down in an industrial area in Carlstadt.
    
The cause of the crash is under investigation
    
A Carlstadt police spokesman says that the plane appeared to be listing to its side before it went down.
    
Town spokesman Joe Orlando says the plane crashed into a building in an industrial area.
    
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4:15 p.m.
    
Authorities say a jet has crashed at a small airport outside New York City, sparking a fire that sent thick, black smoke spewing into the air.
    
It wasn't immediately known how many people were aboard the Learjet 35 when it went down around 3:30 p.m. Monday near Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. It also wasn't clear if anyone on the plane or on the ground had been killed or injured.
    
Emergency responders reached the scene a short time later and were working to extinguish the blaze.
    
The Federal Aviation Administration reported that the jet left Philadelphia and went down in Carlstadt.
    
The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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