Small Plane Crashes in New Jersey

A small plane crashed Tuesday morning at Teterboro Airport (search), a busy center for business and private planes outside New York City, injuring one of the two people on board, authorities said.

The Swearingen turboprop was on final approach to the airport when the pilot reported engine problems, the Federal Aviation Administration (search) said.

The plane crashed at the end of a runway and caught fire. The blaze was soon extinguished, police said.

According to the aircraft's tail number listed on an FAA Web site, it is registered to Maci Leasing Corp. in Edison. There was no phone listing for the business.

Moonachie police said the injured person was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center (search). Details on the person's condition were not immediately released.

It was the third accident this year at Teterboro Airport, about 12 miles west of midtown Manhattan.

On Feb. 2, a twin-jet corporate plane carrying 11 people ran off the end of a runway during an aborted takeoff, sped across a busy road and slammed into a warehouse. Twenty people were injured, including two who were in a car struck by the plane.

On March 8, another business plane overshot a runway and stopped in snow and mud. Both passengers and the two crew members walked away uninjured.

Teterboro has grown into one of the nation's busiest small airports, catering to corporate jets. It had 202,720 arrivals and departures in 2004, a 4 percent increase from 2003, officials said.