NTSB trying to piece together cause of Teterboro jet crash

(02/03/05) TETERBORO - One day after a small plane skidded off the runway at Teterboro Airport, federal investigators say they still don't have any concrete answers as to why the incident occurred.

A spokesperson for the NTSB said Thursday only 10 seconds of information was available on the plane's flight data recorder, or "black box." In addition, the official also stated neither the pilot or co-pilot had been interviewed. NTSB officials cautioned that the investigation process still had a long way to go before any definitive conclusions could be made.

Despite the amount of work that still needs to be done, investigators were able to say that they did not find any evidence of ice on the wings of the aircraft.

The small corporate jet went off the runway at Teterboro Airport, skidded across Route 46 and smashed into a nearby clothing store warehouse Wednesday morning. No one was killed in the incident, but approximately 20 people were taken to area hospitals.

Related story: Plane slams into building at Teterboro Airport; approximately 20 injured

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