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U.S.-Bound Jet Crashes, Killing 5 Americans

January 05, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

A private jet bound for the United States crashed on takeoff at Birmingham airport in central England, killing five Americans on board.

The twin-engine Canadair Challenger carrying three crew and two passengers crashed just after noon.

AGCO Corp., a farm equipment manufacturer based in Georgia, said its president, John Shumejda, and a senior vice president, Ed Swingle, died. The crew members' identities were not available.

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