Voice recorder recovered after deadly jet crash in Carlstadt

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Federal investigators say the cockpit voice recorder has been recovered from a jet that crashed near Teterboro Airport, killing two crew members.

Monday's crash damaged buildings in an industrial area near the Carlstadt DPW building. No one on the ground was injured.

Jim Silliman with the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday afternoon that the voice recorder had been recovered and was being shipped to NTSB headquarters. He says the flight wasn't required to have a data recorder.

Silliman says that the two pilots flying the jet were talking to air traffic controllers as if everything was normal as they approached Teterboro. He says that less than a minute later communication stopped and that the aircraft took a nose dive into the parking lot.

Silliman says the wind at the time of the crash "was a concern." Winds were gusting at more than 30 mph around the time of the crash. He says controllers would have tried to have the plane head into the wind to avoid crosswind.

NTSB investigators are expected to remain in Carlstadt for the next few days while they investigate the crash.

The names of the pilots killed in the crash have not yet been identified. The plane was registered in Billings, Montana, to a company called A&C Big Sky Aviation.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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