3 die when small plane crashes in coastal SC
S.C. (AP) — A private twin-engine aircraft has crashed near a
subdivision in coastal South Carolina, killing all three people onboard.
Horry (OHR'-ee) County Coroner Robert Edge identified the victims Saturday night as 39-year-old James Major of Conway, 42-year-old Kenneth Piuma of Myrtle Beach and 16-year-old Donald Dale Becker of Conway.
Edge said Major was piloting the plane when it apparently struck a power line while attempting to return to Conway-Horry County Airport Saturday afternoon.
Edge said, "When they hit the power line, it set them nose down first."
The crash in Conway happened just 15 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach.