By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer
May 16,2017, 7:53:49AM,EDT
A plane crash ignited a fire Monday afternoon in Carlstadt, New Jersey, killing two pilots and causing several buildings and cars to be engulfed in flames.
In a statement from the FAA, the Learjet 35 crashed on approach to the runway at Teterboro Airport at 3:30 p.m. The flight departed from Philadelphia International Airport and was headed to Teterboro.
The FAA announced that it was headed to the scene to begin an investigation into the cause of the crash.
The plane crashed about a quarter-mile from the runway at Teterboro, the Associated Press reported.
According to ABC News, airport officials said Teterboro Airport has been closed and flight operations ceased until further notice.
"It was windy at the time of the plane crash near Teterboro," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Samuhel said. "Winds that hour were gusting to 35 to 37 mph, per the airport weather report. The cloud cover was partly sunny with a cloud base of 4,500 feet which is not low, and should not have been a problem."
In this video tweeted by an eyewitness, it is evident that strong winds were around the area.