Discovery on beach could be tied to plane that disappeared off the SC coast


A Horry County woman made an interesting discovery that could be linked to a recent tragedy.

“Well, you don’t think walking on the beach that you would come across something that washes up,” said Shannon Keevert.

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Keevert, a photographer, is referring to a single white tennis shoe and an oxygen mask that appears to be from an airplane. She stumbled upon the items while looking for things to shoot in Garden City. Keevert posted the photos to Facebook Sunday, and the post has since gotten thousands of shares.

The posts also led to feedback on a possible connection to a plane that crashed off Charleston last October. In late October, a Piper PA-31 departed Robert F. Swinnie Airport in Georgetown County bound for the Bahamas. It disappeared from radar about 110 miles east of Charleston. For days, the U.S. Coast Guard scoured thousands of square miles, but debris from the presumed-crashed plane was never located.

While an official link to the plane crash hasn’t been made, the daughter of a man on board the ill-fated plane is asking for the public’s help.

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