Preliminary Accident Reports

November 1999 Issue

Aug. 22, Pickens, S.C. / Beech C24R Sierra

At about 17:00 EDT, a Beech Sierra crashed while on approach to Pickens County Airport. The pilot was killed and a passenger sustained serious injuries. The flight had originated from Ocean City, Md., about 4 hours before the accident. According to the airport’s fixed-base operator, who was manning the base radio, the pilot transmitted, “Mayday” three times and said he had run out of fuel. The airplane collided with a stand of trees about 1˝ miles short of the airport....

To continue reading this entire article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to Aviation Safety

The monthly journal of risk management and accident prevention, is packed with useful, timely information on basic and advanced technique, accident analysis and, most important, practical articles on how you can develop the judgment that will keep you in the air and out of the NTSB's files.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.