Three die in plane crash near air­port

Austin American-Statesman - - WORLD & NATION -

FAIR­FIELD — A small plane crashed in the drive­way of a com­mer­cial build­ing and burst into flames, killing all three peo­ple aboard, as it at­tempted to land at New Jersey’s Es­sex County Air­port, au­thor­i­ties said. The plane, a Cir­rus­built SR22, best known for its emer­gency parachute sys­tem, crashed a half-mile north­east of the air­port. The parachute can lower the en­tire air­craft and oc­cu­pants to the ground in an emer­gency. The Es­sex County bomb squad, fear­ing an ex­plo­sion would de­ploy the parachute, was dis­patched to de­ac­ti­vate the sys­tem.

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