Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2006 Issue

February 3, 2006, N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. / Beech 200 Super King Air

At 2045 Eastern time, the airplane crashed while on final approach to Runway 23 at the Grand Strand Airport. Visual conditions prevailed. The Airline Transport-rated pilot, and five passengers received fatal injuries; the airplane was destroyed. According to witnesses, the airplane made two approaches. During the first approach the airplane was observed “fish-tailing” while about 30 feet over the runway. The airplane appeared to regain control but continued flying over the runway until passing the control tower, at which time the airplane began a climbing left turn. The pilot told ATC that “his left engine kept power up a little too much and would not come back.” The witnesses observed the a...

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