Advertisement

Engine malfunction blamed for Charleston Co. small plane crash

Deputies say the single-engine plane's engine malfunctioned, forcing it to make a hard landing...
Deputies say the single-engine plane's engine malfunctioned, forcing it to make a hard landing at approximately 12:45 p.m. in a field near Edisto Island.(Live 5)
Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 1:59 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 11, 2022 at 4:27 PM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - A small plane crashed in a field near Edisto Island Tuesday afternoon.

St. Paul Fire Chief Larry Garvin said the plane landed upright in a field behind Kings Market on Highway 174 after its engine malfunctioned. The plane’s wing hit a post during its landing, Garvin said.

The pilot was not injured in the incident, he said.

Charleston County Sheriff’s spokesman Andrew Knapp said the aircraft was a single-engine plane. When the engine went out at approximately 12:45 p.m., the plane was forced to make a “hard landing” that caused some damage to the plane but no injuries, Knapp said.

The Federal Aviation Authority was contacted to investigate the crash, Knapp said.

Copyright 2022 WCSC. All rights reserved.