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NTSB investigates Minn. plane crash that killed 8

Post Time:Aug 01,2008Classify:Industry NewsView:132

A business trip from New Jersey to Minnesota ended in the deaths of six casino and construction executives after their corporate jet crashed while preparing to land, killing everyone aboard.

Federal investigators were to return to the scene Friday to inspect the wreckage of the Raytheon Hawker 800 and search for clues about why it went down.

The plane was carrying eight people - two pilots and six passengers who were headed to a business meeting in this city about 60 miles south of the Twin Cities.

By late Thursday, five of the victims had been identified. They were:

- Karen Sandland, 44, a project manager for Revel Entertainment, which is building a $2 billion hotel-casino in Atlantic City. She worked out of the offices of a construction company in Newark, N.J.

- Two pilots, Clark Keefer of Bethlehem, Pa., and Dan D'Ambrosio of Hellertown, Pa.

- Two executives of APG International, a Glassboro, N.J., company that specializes in glass facades: Marc Rosenberg, the company's chief operating officer, and Alan Barnett, its assistant project manager, according to an AP report, Aug. 1.

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