New Jersey Plane Crash

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Rockaway Township resident Chris Covello said he saw the plane spin out of control from the car dealership where he works in Morristown, near the site of the crash. The crash happened Tuesday morning on Interstate 287 in Harding, New Jersey.

All five people aboard, including two investment bankers, were killed, but no one on the ground was injured. The Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot had requested clearance to a higher altitude shortly before the plane dropped off radar. The NTSB said the plane had climbed to 17,500 feet.

Witness Shona Sternberg of Hillsborough saw the crash about three cars behind from the crash. She told local media that "something was breaking of the plane as it was coming down. It was coming down fast. It looked like the right wing was breaking off." Greenhill & Co. (GHL) said two of its managing directors, Jeffrey F. Buckalew and Rakesh Chawla, were killed.