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NTSB Looks At 2008 Minnesota Plane Crash That Killed 8

Minnesota NewsWASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board meets in Washington on Tuesday to consider a final report on a 2008 plane crash in Owatonna, Minn., that killed eight people.

The Hawker Beechcraft jet crashed July 31, 2008, while attempting a go-around after touching down at the Owatonna airport.

The East Coast Jets plane hit the ground in a cornfield and skidded for a long distance before coming to rest.

The crash killed the two pilots from Pennsylvania and six passengers from New Jersey. They were casino and construction executives bound for the southern Minnesota city to meet with a local glass company to discuss an Atlantic City casino project.

The board will issue a final report, which will include findings, the probable cause of the crash and safety recommendations.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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