UPDATE: Small Plane Carrying 3 Crashes Near South Carolina Subdivision
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says a private twin-engine aircraft with three people onboard crashed near a subdivision in coastal South Carolina.
FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the Beechcraft BE55 Baron was attempting to return to Conway-Horry County Airport shortly after departure Saturday afternoon when it crashed.
Bergen says the aircraft was destroyed.
Multiple news outlets reported that the pilot and two passengers were killed, but Horry County officials were not available to confirm those reports.
Kirk Lovell with the Horry County Department of Airports says the aircraft clipped some electrical wires when it went down, cutting power to the area.
The crash in Conway happened just 15 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach.