No injuries reported after plane makes crash landing at Grand Strand Airport

Published: Jul. 9, 2018 at 3:20 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 9, 2018 at 7:23 PM EDT
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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A small plane made a crash landing Monday morning at the Grand Strand Airport in North Myrtle Beach.

No one was injured in that crash, according to North Myrtle Beach Police. Three passengers were in the plane, including the pilot, when it ran off the south runway, said Kirk Lovell with the Horry County Department of Airports.

"It's the first time I've seen it since I've been here. It's always been quiet here. Never had an incident here," said Tom Dorsey, whose backyard faces the Grand Strand Airport.

Authorities believe faulty landing gear may be behind the crash landing. According to the plane's tail number, it is owned by Executive Helicopters Inc., and stationed out of Grand Strand Airport.

"It's the biplane that they take people up in on tours," said Dorsey.

The aircraft is a World War II-era Waco biplane. According to the Myrtle Beach Air Tours website, the biplane has been giving plane tours in Myrtle Beach since 1995.

The site goes on to say that Myrtle Beach biplanes have a 100 percent safety record.

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