Report: Carroll failed to control plane in crash

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 14, 2011

KANNAPOLIS — The airplane crash that killed a prominent Kannapolis businessman, his wife and granddaughter in North Myrtle Beach last year was caused by the pilot’s failure to maintain control of the plane while maneuvering around a thunderstorm and lack of experience flying by instruments, according to federal investigators.
The National Transportation Safety Board released its final report Monday on the July 14, 2010, crash that claimed the lives of Danny and Raychel Carroll and their 4-year-old granddaughter, Mallory Fields.
Danny Carroll, 54, was co-owner of Lady’s Funeral Home in Kannapolis. Raychel Carroll, 66, was a retired teacher.
Danny Carroll was a licensed pilot and was flying the airplane when it crashed in a mobile home park a few miles north of the airport in Myrtle Beach.
The Carrolls had spent the day with family on vacation in North Myrtle Beach.
Check and Wednesday’s Salisbury Post for more details.