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Five dead in Georgia plane crash

12:34 AM, Feb 21, 2013   |    comments
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From WXIA-TV in Atlanta:

THOMSON, Ga. -- Five people are confirmed dead after a small plane crashed in Thomson-McDuffie County on Wednesday evening. 

According to dispatch, the Hawker Beechcraft 390/Premier I jet crashed shortly after 8:30 p.m. after the pilot overshot the runway at the Thomson-McDuffie Regional Airport. 

According to preliminary reports, seven people were on board, at the time of the incident. The plane arrived at Thomson-McDuffie Airport from the John Tune Airport in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Officials from McDuffie County EMS and fire arrived on the scene and located the pilot, who was able to walk away from the wreckage. The pilot and a male passenger are the only known survivors. 

The plane came to rest in a field behind a factory about a mile east of the airport. 

No further details are immediately available. 

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