Plane bound for Atlantic City catches fire

Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz was killed along with six other people in a fiery plane crash in Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of Kevin Johnson

Authorities say a small private plane leaving Hanscom Field in Massachusetts and bound for Atlantic City has caught fire.

The plane was headed to Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey at the time.

Jim Peters of the Federal Aviation Administration says a Gulfstream IV aircraft apparently ran off a runway at 9:40 p.m. Saturday as the plane was taking off.

Peters said officials told the FAA that the aircraft caught fire.

Neither the FAA nor the Massachusetts Port Authority, which operates Hanscom Field in Bedford, had any details on what caused the accident, on the number of people aboard or their condition.

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