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Pilot From Texas Among 2 Killed In Business Jet Crash In Georgia

THOMSON, Ga. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Texas man has been identified as one of two pilots killed in the October 5 crash of a business jet in Georgia.

According to the McDuffie County Coroners Office, Claude Duchesne, 63, of El Paso, Texas; and Raymond Bachman, 73, of Arizona, died in the crash.

The plane went down Tuesday morning in a field, The Augusta Chronicle reported.

National Transportation Safety Board officials said the aircraft was a Dassault Falcon 20.

Sheriff's deputies were notified of a missing plane around 6:30 a.m., McDuffie County sheriff's Maj. Ronnie Williamson said. They searched the area and found the wreckage in the field.

The plane appeared to have been heading to Thomson-McDuffie County Airport.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said the plane was flying from Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport in Lubbock, Texas.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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