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Pilot of downed plane didn’t die at once

Aug 27, 2010 8:48:00 AM - thestate.com

Georgetown County authorities have identified the pilot killed when a small airplane crashed near the Andrews Airport and said he did not die immediately.

The pilot, Richard Gross, 66, McClellanville, was alive after impact, Georgetown County deputy coroner Paulette Radcliffe said Thursday.

Radcliffe said the initial call about the crash was logged at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday. Gross was pronounced dead at 12:15 p.m.

The airplane crashed into the woods near the Andrews Airport, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford.

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