Thursday, February 15, 2007

Teterboro Runway Accident Weather Related?

This is a report of what appears to be a weather related accident on the evening of St. Valentines Day involving what looked from a distance to be a small private jet which apparently skidded off runway 1 just north of midfield. About half a dozen Emergency vehicles responded to the craft as seen by myself at 8:38 P.M. E.S.T.

No details are available at this time but I will offer an update as information becomes known to the local news media. All that can be said at this time is that the area was hit hard with several inches of freezing rain, ice and snow for much of the day.

A cross wind might have also played a part in this event. Teterboro airport just several miles outside New York City has been the scene of a number of such on ground accidents in recent months.

It is doubtful that anything could have been done to prevent this accident short of shutting down until the weather improved. With the combination of high cross field winds and icing problems it was almost inevitable that such an accident would take place at Teterboro today.
Snake Oil Sam
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