Plane crash in Georgia kills 5: Officials

Plane crash in Georgia kills 5: Officials
# 22 February 2013 02:54 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Five people have been killed when a small airplane crashed at an airport in the southeastern US state of Georgia, officials say, APA reports quoting Press TV.



The small jet crashed on Wednesday just after landing at Thomson-McDuffie Regional Airport in Thomson in eastern Georgia.

McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall told reporters that two people, including the pilot, survived the crash and were taken to a nearby hospital.

Kathleen Bergen, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman, said preliminary reports indicated that the jet, a Hawker Beechcraft 390/Premier I, ran off the end of the runway after it landed.


The plane, which was carrying seven people, was owned and operated by a medical center, and the passengers apparently worked for the firm. It had taken off from John C. Tune Airport in Nashville, Tennessee.

The plane was coming from John C. Tune Airport in Nashville, Tennessee, about 350 miles away from Thomson-McDuffie Regional Airport. The crash sparked a fire and left nearby residents without power.

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