Fil-Am co-pilot also killed in private jet crash in New Jersey
CARLSTADT, New Jersey — Authorities have identified a Filipino American crew member killed along with a colleague when the plane they were flying crashed last week at a small airport outside New York City.
Bergen County officials said Wednesday that 33-year-old Jeffrey Alino was co-piloting the Learjet that crashed Monday afternoon in an industrial area near Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.
It caused a fire that damaged two buildings and burned 16 cars in a parking lot.
Officials have said the two crew members were returning to Teterboro after earlier flying from Teterboro to Bedford, Massachusetts, and then onto Philadelphia.
They say the plane was listing to the right with its nose down at the time of impact, indicating it was out of control.
Alino was a flight attendant for Midwest Airlines before becoming a local pilot in Texas and Louisiana.