Plane crash victim identified

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 11:46 AM
Last updated Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 11:41 AM
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Authorities have identified a Graniteville man as the pilot killed in a plane crash Monday night in Edgefield County, S.C.

Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett said the pilot was 56-year-old Richard Showalter. An autopsy is being conducted today.

Authorities said he was the sole occupant of the twin-engine Piper Aztec plane in the crash on Rachel Avenue near Twin Lakes Airport at Trenton, S.C.

Several homes lining the airstrip were hit but none was damaged.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.

A cause for the crash has not been released.

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Edward1968
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Edward1968 11/26/13 - 01:53 pm
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Correction on name

Showalter, not Burnett, was the sole occupant.

KSL
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KSL 11/26/13 - 02:07 pm
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Twin Lakes

A subdivision built on a landing strip, like on a golf course. On purpose. I wanted to say around a landing strip, but a landing strip is linear.

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KSL 11/26/13 - 02:23 pm
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He was probably coming home,

He was probably coming home, or visiting. Sorry for the loss.

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KSL 11/26/13 - 02:32 pm
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TSD, thanks for the points.

TSD, thanks for the points.

KSL
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KSL 11/26/13 - 03:24 pm
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Wbat kind of fecal matter

Wbat kind of fecal matter would give a thumbs down to someone lamenting the death of a pilot trying to land, or take off, who died in the process.

I don't care one way or the other about thumbs down, but I do care that there are people out there who would go so far to express their hatred of an individual poster at expense of a grieving family. You are the lowest of the low.

teaparty
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teaparty 11/26/13 - 03:09 pm
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KSL, liberal hate folks that
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KSL, liberal hate folks that don't agree with them.

While conservative dislike the politics of the liberals the liberals hate conservative people. That is the reason they really do believe that we are racist because we are against the community organizer because that is the way they would think.

jrsc429
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jrsc429 11/26/13 - 03:40 pm
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hit but not damaged

"Several homes lining the airstrip were hit but none damaged." KFC had
boneless wings made from breast meat.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 11/26/13 - 04:09 pm
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A/C Really?
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First you get the name wrong on who was in the airplane, Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett? Next, you state several houses were hit, but had no damage? Is anyone down there sober? Maybe you should have your parents proof read your work. For something as serious as a death you should do better work.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 11/26/13 - 06:10 pm
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God bless
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Mr. Showalter's soul.

IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 11/26/13 - 06:47 pm
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PROOF READER

There are educated people looking for jobs, I think you would do well to hire one with a journalism background. Prayers for the family of the deceased.

KSL
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KSL 11/26/13 - 08:25 pm
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Let's not be mean to the reporter who is not in control of the information given to her.

nnaugusta
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nnaugusta 11/27/13 - 12:52 am
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No fire at the crash site

No fire at the crash site points towards no fuel plus witnesses said the plane was sputtering, another hint! A twin engine comes down quick with loss of power as they are very nose heavy. So close to the runway but it was after dark...6-ish. Not sure if the lights were on at that time or not. God bless his family during this difficult time and holiday season.

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Bizkit 11/27/13 - 10:13 am
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It will be corrected before

It will be corrected before lunch my bet. Terrible accident.

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Bizkit 11/27/13 - 10:18 am
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We do make more mistakes now.

We do make more mistakes now. I remember in the days of the typewriter and before white out-you had to retype the whole paper for one mistake. People took greater care in their writing. Now with computers and word processing any mistakes can be quickly fixed so people aren't as careful. I note college textbooks seem to have more errors now than days past=you would think it would be the opposite..

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