Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Conway-Horry Co. Airport

Conway, South Carolina 29526
Friday, August 17, 1984 10:30 EDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE ACFT CRASHED INTO TREES AND AFTER A LOSS OF POWER DURING FINAL APCH. PLT REPORTED THE ACFT HAD 70 GALLONS OF AVGAS ONBOARD AT DEPARTURE FROM CONWAY, SC, AT 0900 EDT. THE PROPOSED FLT FROM CONWAY TO FLORENCE, SC, AND BACK TO CONWAY WAS A DISTANCE OF 72 NM. DURING THE APCH ON THE RETURN TO CONWAY, THE PLT REPORTED THAT SHE REDUCED POWER TO 13' HG MANIFOLDPRESSURE AND SLOWED THE ACFT TO 120 KTS AT AN ALT OF 850 FT. FLAPS WERE LOWERED TO 10 DEGREES AND THE PLT REPORTEDLY WASGOING TO ADD POWER. FULL THROTTLE WAS REPORTEDLY APPLIED BUT THE POWER WENT TO IDLE. A TURN TO FINAL WAS IMMEDIATELY MADE AND BEST GLIDE WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED. UPON REALIZING THAT THE RWY WAS NOT GOING TO BE REACHED, THE SWITCHES AND MIXTURE WERE CUT. POST ACCIDENT CHECKS VERIFIED FUEL LINE CONTINUITY. APRX 2 OUNCES OF FUEL WERE DRAINED FROM THE LEFT FUSELAGE HEADER TANK AND APRX 32 OUNCES FROM THE RIGHT. THE FUEL TANK SELECTOR WAS POSITIONED ON THE LEFT TANK. ENGINE RUN-UP DISCLOSED NO DISCREPANCIES.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date8/17/1984 
Event Day of the WeekFriday 
Time of Event1030 
Event Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time 
Event CityCONWAY  
Event StateSOUTH CAROLINA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site29526  
Event Date Year1984 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportCONWAY-HORRY CO.  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDHYW  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation35 
Weather Briefing CompletenessNot pertinent 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation955 Eastern Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)315 
Weather Observation Facility IDMYR  
Elevation of weather observation facility26 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)15 
Time Zone of the weather observationEDT 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles)
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)28 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)19 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)20 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29 
Density Altitude (feet)1800 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)2816 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information26796 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:15AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN29276 
NTSB NumberATL84LA259  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCESSNA  
Aircraft Model210L  
Aircraft Series Identifier210L  
Aircraft Serial Number21059851  
Certified Max Gross Weight3400 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearRetractable 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionUnknown 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours-- 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedYes 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameCHARLES R. WILSON  
Aircraft Owner Street Address2330 CLYDE DR.  
Aircraft Owner CityCHAMBLEE  
Aircraft Owner StateGA 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode30341  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Business 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeFLO  
Departure CityFLORENCE  
Departure StateSC 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1008 
Departure Time ZoneEDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport CodeHYW  
Destination CityCONWAY  
Destination StateSC 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightDescent 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location22  
Runway Length3710 
Runway Width60 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--