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 airports 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.


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