4 Passengers On Small Jet Dead After It Crashes On Takeoff

Firefighters spray water at the scene of a plane crash, in Farmington, Conn., Thursday. Sept. 2, 2021. All four people aboard a small jet were killed Thursday morning when it crashed shortly after taking off from Robertson Airport before crashing into the building at Trumpf Inc., a manufacturing company, Farmington Police Lt. Tim McKenzie said. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP)

A small jet carrying crashed on takeoff Thursday morning from a small airport in central Connecticut and hit a building, killing all four people on the plane.

Authorities say the Cessna Citation 560X took off just before 10 a.m. Thursday from the Robertson Airport and crashed into the building at the manufacturing company Trumpf Inc. The jet was headed to Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo, North Carolina. An intense fire burned for about 20 minutes.


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