Atlanta-based company execs survived California plane crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight executives of an Atlanta-based package company are among the 10 people who escaped a plane crash at a small Northern California airport Wednesday.

The pilot of the twin-engine Cessna Citation jet aborted its takeoff, went off the runway and burst into flames at the Oroville Municipal Airport.

Sue Appleyard, a spokeswoman for Graphics Packaging International, confirms that its executives survived the crash. One was CEO Michael Doss.

The company makes packaging for food, drinks and other consumer goods.

Appleyard says the executives were touring company plants on the West Coast. They had been on their way from the company’s plant in Oroville to go to a plant in Portland, Oregon.

Appleyard says the employees were unharmed but lost their belongings, including phones, laptops and identification.

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