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Two Die in Atlanta Small Plane Crash

June 29, 1999

ATLANTA (AP) _ Two employees of a Nashville, Tenn., air cargo company were killed today when their twin-engine plane crashed and caught fire after taking off from Atlanta’s Fulton County Airport.

The Beechcraft Baron 58, owned by Paragon Air Express Inc. of Nashville, crashed about 6:20 a.m. in woods near Six Flags Over Georgia, just off Interstate 20.

Witnesses said the plane failed to gain much altitude after takeoff and reported that at least one engine was sputtering, police Maj. Terry Mulkey said. It appeared the pilot tried to return to the airport or land on I-20, but could not, he said.

The names of the victims, both Paragon employees, were not immediately released.

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