US plane crash kills seven

August 1st, 2008 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS  

Washington, Aug 1 (DPA) Seven passengers died when a light aircraft crashed in the state of Minnesota Thursday, US aviation authorities confirmed. The small plane, operated by the East Coast Jet air taxi service, crashed at the end of a runway while trying to land in the city of Owatonna, said Diane Spitaliere, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

There were reports of severe weather in the region, Spitaliere said. The plane departed from Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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