NJ pilot apparently tried to declare emergency

Rescue crews on the scene of the crash of a small aircraft along I-287 in Morris County, New Jersey on December 20, 2011.

December 23, 2011 11:22:00 AM PST
The pilot of a small plane that crashed on a highway median in New Jersey, killing all five people aboard, appeared to be in the middle of declaring an emergency when the radio transmission died, according to an audio recording of his exchange with air traffic controllers.