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Small jet crash kills 5 in eastern Georgia

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Posted: Feb 21, 2013 8:55 AM
Updated: Feb 21, 2013 8:55 AM
Source: AP

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Topics: THOMSON, NATIONAL, TRANSPORTATION, SAFETY, BOARD, STATEMENT, SMALL, JET, CRASHED, GEORGIA

THOMSON, Ga.- The National Transportation Safety Board says in a statement that a small jet "overran" a runway during its landing and crashed into a wooded area in eastern Georgia.

Authorities say five people died in the crash shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday and two others were taken to a hospital in nearby Augusta.

The NTSB also says it's launched a "go-team" of investigators who were en route Thursday morning from Washington, D.C. to the crash site at the Thomson McDuffie-Regional Airport west of Augusta.

The Hawker Beechcraft 390/Premier I had departed from Nashville, Tenn., before it crashed at the airport about in Georgia.

Thomson-McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall said the identities of those killed were being withheld pending notification of family members.

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