Plane flying from Warsaw involved in crash near Clemson, South Carolina

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By: Associated Press

WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane crashed near a lake in South Carolina, killing all four people on board.

The plane was flying from Warsaw, Indiana, to the Oconee airport according to Greenville Online. The plane was registered to Smith Family Aviation LLC in Warsaw, Indiana.

Oconee County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Adam Williams said the crash happened Friday, Oct. 2, on the shore of Lake Hartwell in a remote area. 

Williams said first responders found debris on the ground and in the water before reaching the site. He said no one survived.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Berger said in an email that the wreckage of the Piper PA-32 was found on the Georgia-South Carolina border. She said the plane was headed to the airport in Clemson, South Carolina, when air traffic controllers lost contact with the flight.

She said she did not have information yet on a possible cause of the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration received a mayday transmission at 3:15 p.m., according to Greenville Online.

Conditions around the Oconee airport were described as “dismal” by an official at the Oconee County Regional Airport, Greenville Online reported.

Officials hadn’t released the names, ages or genders of those killed as of 8 p.m. on Friday.