Plane company executives set for trial in Teterboro crash

Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in the trial of executives of a defunct charter jet company whose plane crashed at Teterboro Airport in

NEWARK - Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in the trial of executives of a defunct charter jet company whose plane crashed at Teterboro Airport in 2005.

Platinum Jet Management, which was based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., operated a charter plane that failed to take off on Feb. 2, 2005. The plane smashed into a warehouse, started a fire and caused 20 injuries, four of them serious.

A federal indictment charges Platinum co-founders Michael and Paul Brassington and two others with crimes including fraud conspiracy, lying to investigators and endangering the safety of an aircraft.

The defendants are accused of illegally running commercial flights and falsifying documents.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

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