UPDATE: Massachusetts Plane Catches Fire, Crashes Near Runway

By Katie Lyons

Sat May 31st, 2014 8:11pm America/Los_Angeles

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(CNN) — Seven people were on board a private plane that caught fire and crashed near a runway in Bedford, Massachusetts, late Saturday, said Sharon Williams, director of Hanscom Field.

Rescuers are at the scene of the crash, but authorities have no word on the condition of passengers and crew.

The Gulfstream IV jet was taking off from Hanscom Air Force Base when it ran into a wooded area. Airport operations were shut down.

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