DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A pilot was killed after a helicopter crashed in a Darlington County field Friday evening, according to Kathleen Bergen with the Federal Aviation Administration.
Bergen said via email the 47G helicopter struck some trees before crashing in the field around 5 p.m. She added the pilot was the only one onboard.
According to Darlington County Sheriff's Lt. Robert Kilgo, the crash happened at 5636 Oates Hwy. in the Timmonsville area.
Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee identified the victim as Dr. James R. Schuster, 60, of Timmonsville.
The National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the crash, according to Bergen.