NTSB investigating cause of fatal Summervile plane crash (updated)

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Update, Oct. 23: 

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of Wednesday's fatal small plane crash in Summerville, and a story in this morning's Post and Courier quotes family members as saying that pilot Peter Radding was a careful and experienced flyer. A preliminary report could be released in about a week.

Radding and passengers Dallas Carter, Randolph Hargenrader,and Edwin Steeble died in the crash. The Post and Courier has more about the victims this morning.

Update October 22:

Channel 5 has the names of three of the four victims, plus details about where they were headed.


Killed in the crash were James Randolph "Randy" Hargenradar, Edwin Steeble and Peter Radding. The plane was severely burned, making positive identification a slow process.

Read the rest on their site.

Original reporting:



Around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 21, a small plane failed near the Summerville Airport. 

Multiple brief reports exist on this one, right now Live 5 News seems to have the best; read it here.

Update October 21, 11:30 a.m.: Live 5 News has updated its report with additional details and the increased fatality count; read it here.



Update October 21, 8:30 a.m.: NBC News 2 has more details including the make of the plane and its destination; get the info over here.

We'll keep you updated, in the meantime you can keep up with the latest tidbits on the matter from Twitter using this search.

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