CONWAY, SC — Three people died in the crash of a small plane Saturday, authorities now say.
The flight had taken off from Conway airport, according to Kirk Lovell, marketing manager for Myrtle Beach airports.
Authorities received a report of a crash in the Wood Creek Estates subdivision west of Conway about 1 p.m. Saturday, Conway Lt. Selena Small told reporters at a news conference about 3 p.m. No one on the ground was injured and the plane did not strike any buildings.
No further information about the cause of the crash or identities of all on board was available. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are enroute to the scene.
James Majors, who said he was the father of the pilot, told The Sun News his 39-year-old son is an experienced pilot, who also flies helicopters and has flown all over the world. “Something happened with that plane,” he said.
The plane did hit some powerlines, which knocked out electricity to the area. Horry Electric crews are working to restore power to the neighborhood, which is off Dunn Shortcut Road just west of Conway near Walmart.
We will post more information as it becomes available.