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Flights suspended at Gainesville airport after crash of small aircraft.


Commercial flights at Gainesville Regional Airport in Florida were suspended on Sunday (16 April) after an accident involving a small aircraft.

The twin-engine Beech B-60 crashed into a sport utility vehicle upon landing at the airport, and in turn the vehicle was pushed through a terminal wall. The accident also started a fire behind the commercial baggage claim area which caused the terminal to fill with smoke, The Associated Press reported.

Three people on board the aircraft were killed. No injuries to persons on the ground were reported.

The terminal was evacuated and was expected to remain closed until Monday (17 April), an airport spokeswoman said.

The airport remained open to privately owned aircraft following the incident.

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Date:Apr 17, 2006
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