2 Die in Plane Crash in Charleston County


By News Department

MCCLELLANVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Federal experts are investigating the crash of a twin-engine plane in northern Charleston County that killed two people.

The plane came down in an old rice field near the Intracoastal Waterway near McClellanville around 5 p.m. Thursday.

Authorities say 44-year-old Patrick Eudy and 69-year-old Robert Ulrich were killed in the crash. Ulrich was helping Eudy renew his certification to fly the Rockwell International 690B the two men were flying.

Emergency workers had to build temporary bridges between sections of high ground to get to the scene with their all-terrain vehicles. Fred Tetor with the Awendaw Fire Department says those at the site could smell fuel.

It had left the Johns Island Executive Airport at 4:30 p.m. on what was supposed to be a nearly hour-long round trip to Georgetown.

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Mediatorjet said on Saturday, Jun 22 at 10:31 AM

Training flights kill more people while training for emergencies such as the instructor stopping one engine to simulate one engine failing to run in flight than actual in flight emergencies when an engine actually does stop running during a flight.

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