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Five people, including a well known doctor, with ties to the clinic are dead after a plane crash in Thomson, Georgia.
Emergency crews rushed to Thomson-McDuffie airport on Wednesday Night.
As investigators arrived it became clear that an airplane was on fire.
A small jet carrying seven people crashed at the end of runway 10, killing five people.
On board were two pilots and five employees of The Vein Guys.
One of those killed was Dr. Steven Roth, who split his time between Nashville and Augusta, Georgia.
Co-workers tell us the four other workers lived in Augusta.
"Our thoughts and prayers do go out to each and every one of them," says Robert Sumwalt with the NTSB.
The National Transportation Safety Board is now on scene investigating the crash.
They say for some reason the pilot aborted the plane's landing and struck a 60 foot concrete utility pole.
"At that point the left wing sheared off, fuel began apparently spilling out of the wing," says Sumwalt.
Investigators say the wreckage site is about 100 yards long. It is about a half-mile from the end of the runway.
"And when I say that the wreckage is breathtaking, I mean it. You walk up and you think, and you say to yourself, where is the airplane," says Sumwalt.
The NTSB will be gathering evidence and looking for clues. They are trying to piece together a crash that claimed five lives.
"Our mission is to find out what happened, but we want to find out why it happened as well," says Sumwalt.
The NTSB expects to be on the scene for at least five days investigating this crash.
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