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NTSB to Meet for Hearing on Deadly Massachusetts Crash



    NTSB to Meet for Hearing on Deadly Massachusetts Crash
    An NTSB official looks at wreckage at the scene Monday, June 2, 2014, in Bedford, Mass., where a plane plunged down an embankment and erupted in flames during a takeoff attempt at Hanscom Field Saturday night. Lewis Katz, co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, and six other people died in the crash. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Mark Garfinkel, Pool)

    The National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled a meeting to determine the probable cause of a plane crash in Massachusetts last year that killed seven people, including the co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

    The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday at NTSB's conference center in Washington, D.C.

    The Gulfstream G-IV business jet crashed after it overran the end of a runway at Hanscom Field in Bedford on May 31, 2014.

    The plane rolled through the paved safety area and across a grassy before striking approach lights and an antenna and bursting into flames.

    Three crew members and four passengers, including Inquirer co-owner and philanthropist Lewis Katz, were killed.

    A preliminary NTSB report suggested the crew of the private jet did not perform a flight control check before attempting takeoff. 

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