Coroner IDs 4th victim of business jet crash
by Associated Press Wire
February 22, 2013 10:50 AM | 611 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The medical building that houses the offices of the Vein Guys clinic is shown on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. A small plane aborted its landing at a Georgia airport before it hit a 60-foot utility pole and crashed, killing five people onboard and leaving two hurt Wednesday. Five of those on board are affiliated with the clinic, including Dr. Steven Roth. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
The medical building that houses the offices of the Vein Guys clinic is shown on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. A small plane aborted its landing at a Georgia airport before it hit a 60-foot utility pole and crashed, killing five people onboard and leaving two hurt Wednesday. Five of those on board are affiliated with the clinic, including Dr. Steven Roth. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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Robert Sumwalt, center, a board member of the National Transportation Safety Board, addresses reporters Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, with NTSB investigator Ralph Hicks, left, about the crash of a private jet in Thomson, Ga. Authorities say five people died and two were hospitalized after the plane aborted its landing and struck the top of a concrete utility pole. (AP Photo/Russ Btnum)
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THOMSON, Ga. (AP) — A coroner has confirmed the identity of a fourth person who died when a business jet collided with a 60-foot utility pole and caught fire after aborting its landing at an east Georgia airport.

The plane was carrying a surgeon and members of his clinic staff when it went down Wednesday night at the Thomson-McDuffie Regional Airport after a flight from Nashville.

McDuffie County Coroner Foster Wiley said early Friday that identities of four people killed had been confirmed: Dr. Steven Roth, a vascular surgeon; nurse anesthetist Lisa Volpitto; secretary Kim Davidson; and Tiffany Porter.

Dr. Stephen Davis, a surgeon who works for an affiliated clinic, has said Porter and the fifth person killed were ultrasound technicians.

Wiley said dental records would be used in an attempt to positively identify the fifth person.

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