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3 dead after plane crashes in South Carolina north of Spartanburg | News

DYSARTVILLE, N.C. — A Cessna crash in rural North Carolina killed three men aboard the Chester County-registered plane, North Carolina paramedics and federal transportation officials said.

The crash occurred after the plane took off from Johnson County, Tennessee, late on July 7, officials said. The plane had been reported missing to officials in McDowell County in western North Carolina, about 80 miles north of Rock Hill. On July 8, rescue crews found the single-engine, fixed-wing Cessna 182A plane that had crashed with the pilot and two passengers dead at the scene, McDowell officials said.

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Pilot Adam Plummer and passengers Scott George of Spartanburg and Charles Mather Jr. were identified by the North Carolina Highway Patrol as the men killed in the crash. George was a skydiving instructor at Skydive Carolina in Chester.

The plane was registered to Airstar Aviation of Chester. The company issued a statement to media that the plane was headed to Rutherfordton, North Carolina, about 20 miles south of the crash site.

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