Thursday, July 31, 2008

8 Dead in Business Jet Crash Near Minneapolis

Above: A Hawker 800 jet. has posted a video of the flight path and weather conditions for the chartered Hawker 800 mid-size business jet that crashed today 60 miles south of Minneapolis, killing 8 passengers.

The plane was flying to a regional airport in southern Minnesota from Atlantic City.

Here is the best report on the crash, on the Web site of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The passengers worked for Tishman Construction and Revel Entertainment. They were flying to a meeting at Viracon, a glass manufacturer. The plane was chartered by Revel Entertainment, which is building a casino resort in Atlantic City.

Here is a statement from Brad Cole, the president of East Coast Jets, the charter company that operated the flight.

The Hawker 800 can be configured to carry up to 13 passengers, but normally carries 8 or 10.


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