HARDING, N.J. -- Police say at least three people are dead after a small plane headed for Georgia crashed on one of the New York City area's busiest highways.
State Police Lt. Stephen Jones tells The Associated Press that the death toll in the crash on Interstate 287 in Harding, N.J., could be as high as five.
Police say the bodies were in the plane and no motorists were involved.
The FAA says the Socata TBM-700 single-engine turboprop had taken off from nearby Teterboro Airport and was headed for DeKalb Peachtree Airport near Atlanta when it disappeared from radar.
Witnesses reported the plane spiraling out of control, losing pieces, hitting the ground and exploding.
Helicopter footage from News 12 New Jersey showed charred wreckage, and state police said the highway was closed in both directions.