Sunday, May 01, 2022

Incident occurred May 01, 2022 at Teterboro Airport (KTEB), Bergen County, New Jersey

Teterboro, New Jersey - A small plane bound for Maryland made an emergency landing in New Jersey Sunday morning after smoke was reported in the aircraft cockpit, the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed to NJ Advance Media.

The single-engine Piper PA-32 landed safely at Teterboro Airport in Bergen County at about 11 a.m. Sunday “after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit,” said an FAA spokesman, noting that the information was still preliminary.

It was unclear Sunday afternoon how many people were aboard the plane.

Federal authorities said the plane departed from Norwood Memorial Airport in Norwood, Massachusetts, and was on its way to Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

When asked about the cause of the incident or if it resulted in any injuries, the FAA referred questions to airport authorities. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns and manages the airport, did not immediately respond to questions about the incident, and local police also did not respond.

The Piper PA-32 has capacity for six people plus a pilot, according to an online database.

The FAA is investigating the incident, an agency spokesman said.