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5 dead after small jet crashes in McDuffie County

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Authorities near the scene of the plane crash near Augusta, Thursday, Feb. 21. (Photo: Marc Teichner/myfoxatlanta) Authorities near the scene of the plane crash near Augusta, Thursday, Feb. 21. (Photo: Marc Teichner/myfoxatlanta)
THOMSON, Ga. (AP) -

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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