6 connected to Teterboro crash charged

February 4, 2009 3:16:45 PM PST
Six people connected to a company that operated a charter jet that crashed at Teterboro Airport in 2005 have been accused of conspiring to violate regulatory practices. The flight failed to take off, smashed through a fence, crossed a busy road and slammed into a warehouse. No one was killed, but 20 people were injured.

Investigators said the flight crew did not properly calculate the plane's center of gravity after adding fuel.

In the federal indictment unsealed Wednesday, five officials and a pilot who worked for Platinum Jet Management of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., were charged with conspiracy to purposely violate regulatory requirements for operating commercial aircraft.

The company is now defunct and no longer has a telephone listing.


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