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Five dead in Georgia plane crash

A small plane crash in Georgia kills five people on board and injures two others. WAGT's Lauren Walsh reports.



A small plane crashed near Thomson-McDuffie regional airport, about 25 miles west of Augusta, Ga., killing five people, WXIA-TV reported Wednesday night.

McDuffie County Fire Chief Bruce Tanner told WXIA that there were seven on board. The pilot was one of the two survivors, Tanner said.

Tanner told WXIA that the plane was trying to land at Thomson-McDuffie airport, overshot the runway and crashed in the woods about a mile east of the airport.

The flight departed from Nashville just before 6:30 p.m., Nashville station WSMV-TV reported, citing  FlightAware. The plane is listed as belonging to Pavilion Group, LLC, of Delaware, according to WSMV.