Wednesday night a small jet crash killed 5 in Georgia, CNN reported on Feb. 21. The aircraft was a Hawker Beechcraft 390/Premier I, and the plane ran off the end of the runway when it landed at Thomson-McDuffie Regional Airport in Thomson.
Two people survived and were taken to the hospital, but the jet crash killed 5 of those aboard. No names have been released yet. The small aircraft had departed from Nashville, Tenn. Wednesday evening. Though the crash is under investigation, it appears that the plane may have simply overshot the runway. It crashed in the woods and sparked a fire that left some in the area without power for a bit.
WJBF reports that the plane is owned by the Pavilion Group in Delaware, and the flight was slated to take only 36 minutes. The aircraft is said to have been “completely demolished” from the crash, and officials theorize that it may have clipped a high power line as well.
The story continues to develop as investigators dig into the scene and notify the families of those involved. The plane was believed to be carrying seven people total, so it seems there were serious or deadly injuries for all of the passengers and crew on board. There is no word yet on the condition of the two that were taken to the hospital, simply confirmation that the jet crash killed 5 of those on board.