Small plane crashes in eastern Georgia, killing 5
(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.
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