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Small plane crashes and burns at airport in Southern California, killing all four on board

CARLSBAD, Calif. – A private jet overshot a runway and crashed in flames Tuesday, killing all four people aboard, authorities said.The Cessna 560 came in for a landing at Southern California McClellan-Palomar Airport on a flight from Hailey, Idaho, but went about 150 yards beyond the runway, smashing through scaffolding and into a commercial storage facility, said Bill Polick, spokesman for the San Diego County Department of Public Works.The cause of the crash was not immediately known. Polick said the weather was clear with only light wind.One victim was identified as Frank H. Jellinek Jr., 60, chairman emeritus of Fisher Scientific International, a Hampton, N.H., supplier of medical and research instruments.The identities of the other three victims were not immediately available.Norman Boyd said he saw the plane as he drove near the airport on his way to work.”Its landing gear was up and it was going down really fast,” Boyd, who worked on aircraft in the Navy, said in a telephone interview. “It was heading toward the runway and the approaching speed was way beyond what it should be.”The National Transportation Safety Board sent investigators.Authorities said the plane was registered to Goship Air LLC of Ketchum, Idaho. Idaho business records show it is owned by Ketchum City Councilman Steve Shafran and Kipp Nelson, an investment banker and a trustee of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation. Calls to their homes were not immediately answered.The airport is 30 miles north of San Diego.Vail, Colorado


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