Jet Crashes Before Picking Up Elder Bush

Jet Crashes Before Picking Up Elder Bush By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press Writer HOUSTON - A private jet that was en route to Houston to pick up fo

Jet Crashes Before Picking Up Elder Bush

By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press Writer

HOUSTON - A private jet that was en route to Houston to pick up former President Bush (news - web sites) clipped a light pole and crashed Monday as it approached Hobby Airport in thick fog, killing all three people aboard.

The Gulfstream G-1159A jet, coming into Houston, went down about 6:15 a.m. in an undeveloped area 1 1/2 miles south of the airport, officials said. The former president had been scheduled to travel to Ecuador for a conference.

"I was deeply saddened to learn of the plane crash this morning," Bush said through spokesman Tom Frechette. "I'd flown with this group before and know them well. I join in sending heartfelt condolences to each and every member of their families."


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