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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