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Jaskinder Samra died when her plane came down in Murray County, Georgia

Jaskinder Samra died when her plane came down in Murray County, Georgia

Jaskinder Samra died when her plane came down in Murray County, Georgia

A young Briton pursuing her dream of becoming a pilot has been killed in a plane crash in the US.

Jaskinder Samra, 21, died last week in an accident thought to have happened when the small aircraft ran out of fuel mid-air. It came down in Murray County, Georgia, according to reports.

Ms Samra, from Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, had dreamed of becoming a pilot and had gone to the US to do so, according to friends.

A tribute page set up on Facebook called her "God's beautiful angel".

A description posted on the social networking site by a user called Reena, said: "Jaskinder will always be remembered as a happy, beautiful and passionate young woman. Sadly her life was cut short on Saturday 25th September.

"As many of Jas' dear family and friends know Jas had one dream ... to be a pilot. Sadly on this fatal day she was involved in a plane crash and lost her life at the age of 21 ...

"Jaskinder was living her dream in the US, pursuing her dream career with the blessings of her much loved family."

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The Cessna 172 aircraft she was flying in collided with a tree and hit the ground during a forced landing in the Chatsworth area at 10.49pm local time last Friday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.

The board's report of the accident described how the aircraft bounced, went through a barbed wire fence and spun around before coming to rest.

The crash claimed two lives - Ms Samra's and that of the pilot, a 24-year-old American man. A third person in the plane, reportedly a British passenger, suffered serious injuries.


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