5 Dead After Small Plane Crashes in East Georgia
- Category: Atlanta
- Published on Thursday, 21 February 2013 10:07
- Written by The Atlanta Daily World
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(CNN) -- A small plane crashed in east Georgia on Wednesday night, leaving five people dead, authorities said.
The light jet aircraft landed at Thomson-McDuffie Regional Airport in Thomson, and ran off the end of the runway, according to Kathleen Bergen, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman.
Two people survived the crash and were rushed to a hospital, McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall told CNN affiliate WJBF.
The flight took off from John C. Tune Airport in Nashville, Tennessee.
The two cities are about 350 miles apart; Thomson is about 30 miles west of Augusta.
The aircraft is a Hawker Beechcraft 390/Premier I.