Executives from an Atlanta Packaging Company Survive Plane Crash
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – According to an online news report at oregonalive.com, 8 executives of an Atlanta-based package company were among 10 individuals who were able to escape when a plane headed to Portland, Oregon caught on fire at a Northern California airport, per a company spokesperson.*
The twin-engine Cessna Citation was unable to fully take off, where it went off of the runway and became engulfed in flames earlier this week at the Oroville Municipal Airport which is located 70 miles away from Sacramento, California.
Along with 2 pilots, 8 executives from the packaging company were able to escape the crash unharmed, per the company spokesperson. One executive was the CEO of the company. The company makes packaging and containers for consumer goods, including food and drinks.
The executives were conducting a tour of company plants located on the west coast. They were en route to the company’s plant located in Oroville to a plant in Portland, Oregon.
The jet was experiencing complications as the plane was taking off, which resulted in its catching fire, per the Oroville fire and police chief.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) sent investigators to the scene to example the plane, the majority of which was destroyed in the fire. A spokesperson from the NTSB is assessing the structural damage to the plane including fatigue and metal fractures on the aircraft. According to the Federal Aviation Administration’s website, it proves that the plane was a 560XL jet that was manufactured in 2003. The investigators are also seeking to examine radar data, video and maintenance records of the aircraft. They intend on investigating those who witnessed the crash as well as those who were onboard the aircraft.
According to records, it appears that the operator of the aircraft was Delta Private Jets, which is a subsidiary of Delta Airlines.
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