Three people die in small jet crash at Huntsville airport

Three people were killed when a small private jet crashed at Huntsville International Airport in Alabama on Wednesday, airport spokeswoman Karen Yarbrough said.

The turbojet crashed about 2:21 p.m. CT, bursting into flames, she said.

The Westwind II airplane appeared to have gone off the runway while attempting to take off, said Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

No one on the ground was injured.

Yarbrough had no further details.