5 dead after small jet crashes in US

An official says five people are dead and two injured after a small jet ran off the end of a runway and crashed at an airport in eastern Georgia.

Thomson-McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall says the jet carrying seven people crashed after 8 PM yesterday.

Logan says the two survivors were taken to area hospitals and their conditions were not known. He says the identities of those killed are being withheld pending notification of family members.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said in an email that the Hawker Beechcraft 390/Premier I crashed around 8:30 PM at Thomson-McDuffie County Airport, about 50 kilometers west of Augusta.

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