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Autopsies to be done for 5 killed in plane crash

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Ambulances gather at the old Georgia State Patrol post in Thomson, Ga., near the scene of a plane crash Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2012. An aviation official says a small jet with seven people aboard ran off the end of the runway and crashed at the Thomson-McDuffie County Airport.  (AP Photo/The Augusta Chronicle, Todd Bennett)
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Ambulances gather at the old Georgia State Patrol post in Thomson, Ga., near the scene of a plane crash Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2012. An aviation official says a small jet with seven people aboard ran off the end of the runway and crashed at the Thomson-McDuffie County Airport. (AP Photo/The Augusta Chronicle, Todd Bennett)

THOMSON, Ga. (AP) — Autopsies are planned for five people who were killed when a small jet crashed off the end of a runway in eastern Georgia.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman John Bankhead says the bodies have been taken to a lab in Decatur, outside Atlanta.

Thomson-McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall says the jet crashed after 8 p.m. Wednesday. He says two survivors were taken to area hospitals but did not have information on their conditions.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the Hawker Beechcraft 390/Premier I departed from Nashville, Tenn., and crashed just after landing at the Thomson-McDuffie County Airport, about 30 miles west of Augusta.

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