HARDING, N.J. (AP) — A small plane crashed Tuesday on one of the New York City area's busiest highways, apparently spiraling out of control before hitting the median strip and exploding.
There was no official word on injuries from the crash on Interstate 287 in Harding, N.J. State Police Trooper Christopher Kay said there was a report of three possible deaths but could not confirm it.
The Socata TBM-700 single-engine turboprop had departed from nearby Teterboro Airport when it disappeared from radar, said FAA spokesman Jim Peters.
Witnesses reported the plane spiraling out of control and losing pieces before hitting the ground and exploding.
The right wing appeared to break off as it went down, according to Shona Sternberg of Hillsborough, who told The Star-Ledger of Newark that she was about three cars behind the crash site.
Helicopter footage from News 12 New Jersey showed charred wreckage, and state police said the highway was closed in both directions.
Interstate 287 is a heavily used route that wraps around the northern and western edges of the New York City area.
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Viewing events for Monday's solar eclipse, in which 57 percent of the sun will be covered for a time in San Diego, are scheduled to take place around the area.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during Monday's eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.
People across the country are getting ready to view an historic solar eclipse. News 8's Chief Meteorologist Matt Baylow headed to a small town in Wyoming to view it and brings us the story.
If you're planning on watching Monday's solar eclipse you'll need to head east as morning clouds along the coast will likely block those near the beaches from seeing the celestial event.
In San Diego, the "Great American Eclipse" will have maximum visibility at 10:23 a.m. Monday, August 21. Southern California residents will have about 60 percent darkness at that time.
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The San Diego LGBT Community Center and other social justice groups held a rally against hate in response to the Alt-Right rallies held across the country in recent days.
A whale watching boat spotted a whale four miles off the coast of Point Loma entangled in fishing line.
A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in the Mira Mesa community of San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.