Teterboro, NJ, home of the crashing plane!

After the two crashes earlier in the year, the folks flying in and out of Teterboro, NJ, ensure we get our fix of John Denver-esque news with yet another crash today.

From the wire copy:

The Swearingen turboprop was on final approach to the airport when the pilot reported engine problems, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The plane crashed at the end of a runway and caught fire. The blaze was soon extinguished, police said. Airport operations were suspended after the crash.

According to the aircraft’s tail number listed on an FAA Web site, it is registered to Maci Leasing Corp. in Edison. There was no phone listing for the business.

You know, if I fail to update the contact information on my driver’s license within two weeks, the DMV can serve me the royal smackdown. It’s comforting to know that in the days of “heightened security” (cough, cough) that potential terrorists can still crash turboprops into a highly active airport runway without needing to ensure all their documentation and contact information is up to date and accurate, if they wanted to. [Note: I’m not saying that the victim of this airplane crash is a terrorist. Read the paragraph again if that’s what you think I’m saying.]

America is the epitomy of penny wise, Pound foolish. But, it’s still the greatest country in the world.

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