Accident Beechcraft 55 Baron N222BR, 17 Oct 1981
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 3492
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft 55 Baron
Owner/operator:General Paint
Registration: N222BR
MSN: TC-1432
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rock Hill, SC -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Clemson, SC
Destination airport:Raleigh,Nc
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Both fuel selectors found on aux tanks. Only main tanks refueled before flight; l aux observed empty. Props found set to cruise.

Additional: Fuel gauge selector was set on main tanks but fuel tank select was set on aux tanks.

Flight was for the purpose of attending a football game in Chapel Hill, NC. The pilot lost an engine in the vicinity of Charlotte, NC but decided to attempt an approach to Rock Hill, SC. He lost control over Lake Wylie, SC, approximately 1.3 miles short of the Rock Hill airport and crashed into the water just offshore. The pilot was the only one with visible injuries. The fatalities were all due to drowning.


NTSB; Additional information provided by diver/pilot who recovered the bodies.

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
16-Feb-2021 19:48 Anon. Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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