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A small plane heading from New Jersey to Georgia crashed Tuesday morning on busy Route 287, killing all five people aboard, including a family of four with two children. The people who knew the victims are in disbelief tonight. The plane carried the family of four, the father's co-worker, and the family pet. NBC New York's Ida Siegal has more on the story.
A preliminary report is due this week on last week's plane crash that killed a Manhattan investment banker and four others.
The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to release a factual report, but a final report on what caused the crash could take up to a year or more to complete.
The single-engine turboprop spiraled out of the sky shortly after taking off from Teterboro Airport, broke apart and crashed on busy Interstate 287 on Tuesday.
Killed were Jeffrey Buckalew, an investment banker in New York; his wife, Corrine; their two children; and colleague Rakesh Chawla, 36.
They were en route to Georgia.
Before the crash, Buckalew radioed air traffic controllers to say ice was accumulating on the plane. Other pilots in the area reported similar problems.