Business jet crashes in east Georgia, killing 2

Georgia News

THOMSON, Ga. (WJBF) — Authorities say at least two people have been killed in the crash of a business jet in east Georgia.

The plane went missing around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday in Thomson.

The McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office said the wreckage of the aircraft was located in a privately owned field near the 3100 block of Wrightsboro Road.

Thomson City Administrator, John Waller, confirmed a Dassault Falcon business jet crashed.

The coroner says both pilots were killed. They’ve now been identified as 73-year-old Raymond Bachman of Fountain Hills, Arizona, and 63-year-old Claude Duschesne of El Paso, Texas.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the plane was flying from Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport in Lubbock, Texas, to Thomson-McDuffie County Airport at the time of the crash.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

A Dassault Falcon business jet crashed near Wrightsboro Road in Thomson, Ga., around 5:44 a.m. local time today. Two people were aboard. The plane was flying from Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport in Lubbock, Texas, to Thomson-McDuffie County Airport.

The FAA will release the tail number of the aircraft after investigators verify it at the accident site. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide additional updates. Neither agency identifies people involved in aircraft accidents.

MARIA NJOKU, FAA PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST

Some may remember another crash in that area in 2013, which claimed the lives of 5 people, all employees of The Vein Guys.

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