SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A spokeswoman says flying among clinics in three Southern states was a weekly routine for a vascular surgeon and four staff members killed in a jet crash in Georgia.
Tina Vidal-Smith is a spokeswoman for the vascular specialists called the Vein Guys. She said Friday that Dr. Steven Roth and his Augusta team would regularly visit affiliated clinics in Atlanta, Nashville, Tenn., and Raleigh, N.C., to evaluate patients and perform surgeries.
The five co-workers died Wednesday night when their plane crashed at the end of a return flight from Nashville. Investigators say the pilots aborted their landing and struck a utility pole.
Robert Sumwalt of the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday there’s no evidence the pilots made any distress calls before the crash.