Gulfstream G650 aircraft crashes during takeoff performance tests

SAVANNAH, Ga., 4 April 2011. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. officials confirmed that a Gulfstream G650 crashed Saturday morning during takeoff performance tests in Roswell, N.M. Two Gulfstream pilots and two Gulfstream flight-test engineers died in the crash.

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SAVANNAH, Ga., 4 April 2011. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. officials confirmed that a Gulfstream G650 crashed Saturday morning during takeoff performance tests in Roswell, N.M. Two Gulfstream pilots and two Gulfstream flight-test engineers died in the crash.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who were lost," says Joe Lombardo, president, Gulfstream Aerospace.

The accident is under investigation by Gulfstream, the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

"We are cooperating 100 percent with the investigation," Lombardo adds.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.

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