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Small plane crashes in eastern Georgia, killing 5

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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.

This article was written by CNN’s Dave Alsup.  TM & © 2012 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.