Plane overshoots Timmonsville runway, comes to stop on Hwy 76

Photo Source: Zac Jones
Photo Source: Zac Jones

Timmonsville, SC - TIMMONSVILLE, SC (WMBF) - Officials say the pilot of a single-engine plane was uninjured after he missed a grassy rural runway and landed on US-76 in South Carolina.

Florence County Sheriff's spokesman Capt. Mike Nunn said pilot Phillip Brown of Sanford, NC, attempted to land Sunday at Huggins Memorial Airport.

No one was injured in the incident; however, the plane did sustain damage to the front landing equipment and was leaking fuel.

No traffic on the road was involved in the crash but the highway was closed Sunday afternoon as the plane was removed and aviation fuel was cleaned up.

The Florence County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene, but the FAA has taken over the investigation. The FCSO also said that DHEC was at the scene to oversee the leaking fuel.

The Associated Press reported the plane is a Cirrus SR22 and is owned by Norma One LLC based in Charleston.

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