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Plane crash kills 5 in Tennessee

JACKSON, Tennessee (CNN) -- A small plane crashed into a wooded area of western Tennessee on Sunday, killing all five people aboard.

Authorities were notified of the crash at 4:33 p.m. (5:33 p.m. EDT), said Kurt Pickering, a spokesman for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.

The twin-engine Cessna Citation departed Malden, Missouri, en route to Atlanta, but reported engine trouble and diverted to McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson.

It made more than one pass trying to land but crashed about two miles south of the city, Pickering said.

The plane was owned by a charter company in Morristown, Tennessee.

National Transportation Safety Board officials were headed to the crash site to investigate.








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