Plane pulled during charity event on USS Yorktown hits second plane

VIDEO: Plane crashes on USS Yorktown during charity plane pull event
The accident caused damage to the tail of a parked aircraft. (Source: Live 5)
The accident caused damage to the tail of a parked aircraft. (Source: Live 5)
The plane being pulled did not have brakes, Yorktown officials said. (Source: Live 5)
The plane being pulled did not have brakes, Yorktown officials said. (Source: Live 5)

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - A mishap at a plane pull charity fundraiser event on the USS Yorktown's flight deck gave viewers more than they expected.

The accident happened at the 1st Annual Plane Pull event when an F-18 being pulled by a team failed to stop and crashed into another aircraft. Yorktown officials say the tires on the F-18 were deflated but no brakes were installed.

Team Limric was the first team to pull and team members said they were just feeling "extra strong" at the event.

"Well, we started out awesome. We were pulling a plane," team member Stephanie Webb said. "Then we got to the end and..."

"We were just a little too strong today," team member Shane Daugherty said.

"We're a little strong and there were no breaks and so the plane we were pulling ran into another plane and there was a little crash."

"We were pulling and then they said, 'Somebody stop the plane!' and we kind of all just turned around and we're like, 'How do we stop a plane?'" team member Kim Gallagher said.

No one was injured in the accident.

Footage captured at the event shows the damaged to the tail of the plane.

The event was hosted by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston at the USS Yorktown flight deck at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.

Seventeen teams of 10 competed to be the fastest to pull an F-18 Hornet a distance of 150 feet. The Hornet weighs over 20,000 pounds.

The event is expected to raise up to 60,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston families.

An official with Patriots Point says they practiced the plane pull prior to the event without issue and that safety to visitors is their number one priority.

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