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THOMSON, Ga. (AP) -- The National Transportation Safety Board says in a statement that a small jet "overran" a runway during its landing and crashed into a wooded area in eastern Georgia.
Authorities say five people died in the crash shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday and two others were taken to a hospital in nearby Augusta. The NTSB also says it's launched a "go-team" of investigators who were en route Thursday morning from Washington, D.C. to the crash site at the Thomson McDuffie-Regional Airport west of Augusta.
Seven people reportedly connected to "The Vein Guys" medical clinic were on board the Hawker Beechcraft 390/Premier I that departed from Nashville, Tenn. around 6:30pm Wednesday. The plane was on a scheduled 36-minute flight and crashed after landing at the airport in Georgia after 8pm.
"The Vein Guys" medical practices are located in Nashville, Memphis, Raleigh, Atlanta, and Augusta.
Thomson-McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall said the identities of those killed were being withheld pending notification of family members.
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Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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