OWATONNA -- A ninth person thought to be on the jet that crashed and killed eight people while preparing to land in Owatonna wasn't on board.
Officials feared a ninth person may have been on board, but Department of Public Safety spokesman Doug Neville says it was determined that wasn't the case.
The eight people aboard the Hawker 800 were killed Thursday morning when the plane went down at the airport 60 miles south of the Twin Cities.
Seven people were dead at the scene and one died later at a hospital.
Federal investigators will be spending Friday sifting through the wreckage of the Hawker.
Many of the crash victims were casino and construction executives.
Five of the victims have been identified. The pilots were Clark Keefer of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Dan D'Ambrosio of Hellertown, Pennsylvania..
Two of the identified victims were workers from APG Internatio
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