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FedEx Jet Carrying Candidate Filings Crashes in Fla.

July 27, 2002|From Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A FedEx Boeing 727 cargo jet crashed and burned short of the runway Friday at the Tallahassee airport, but the three-member crew escaped serious injury.

The plane was carrying the paperwork of several candidates who were rushing to meet a noon filing deadline to run for office in Florida. After the crash, Gov. Jeb Bush signed an executive order setting a new deadline of 5 p.m. today for those candidates.

The three-engine jet went down half a mile short of the runway before daybreak, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The three crew members were listed in fair condition at a hospital.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known. The National Transportation Safety Board and a FedEx team were investigating.

State Elections Director Clay Roberts said seven candidates told him their paperwork was probably on the plane.

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