Police continued to secure the scene of a plane crash late Saturday as all of the residents who lost power from the crash have had their power restored.
A Beechcraft BE55 crashed into a utility pole in the Wood Creek Estates subdivision shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday. Two men and a teen boy died in the crash, which occurred on Dunn Shortcut Road near the Warm Springs Lane intersection.
Lt. Selena Small said Dunn Shortcut Road will be closed between Green Fir Loop and Warm Springs Lane in Conway until Sunday afternoon, when the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are expected to be finished with the scene investigation.
Penelope Hinson with Horry Electric Cooperative confirmed at about 11 p.m. Saturday that the power had been restored to all customers in the area.
Kathleen Bergen, spokesperson for the FAA, released a statement Saturday night: “This is preliminary information about a general aviation aircraft accident in Conway, S.C. at about 1 p.m. EDT [Saturday]. A Beechcraft BE55 Baron with three persons on board crashed near a residential subdivision. The aircraft was attempting to return to the Conway-Horry County Airport when the accident occurred. The aircraft was destroyed. The FAA will release the aircraft registration information after local authorities release the IDs and conditions of the persons on board. The NTSB is in charge of the investigation, will determine probable cause of the accident and will release all updates.”