An adjournment is called to allow legal teams contesting Peter Buck's alleged 'air rage' to find out more about today's New York plane crash...

The trial of REM guitarist PETER BUCK for alleged ‘Air Rage’ has been adjourned to allow concerned legal teams to find out more information about today’s air crash in NEW YORK (November 12).

The jury was sworn in this morning at Isleworth Crown Court in south west London, and the trial proper was about to proceed when the adjournment was called.

It is unclear at press time if the jury would be recalled this afternoon.

Buck faces five charges in total, including assaulting two British Airways staff on a flight from Seattle to Heathrow on April 21 this year. He is alleged to have been drunk on board. He denied all charges at an earlier hearing. The trial is expected to last five days.

An American Airlines passenger jet crashed into a residential area of New York at 2.15pm (GMT) today. The Airbus A300 was carrying 246 passengers on a flight from New York’s JFK airport to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The plane had reached a level of 13,000 feet before something went wrong. One of the plane’s engines fell separately from the rest of the plane. Terrorism is not suspected.