FAA investigating plane crash near Johns Island airport
JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash of a small plane near the Charleston Executive Airport on Johns Island Saturday night.
FAA spokesperson Arlene Salac said a Cessna 310 crashed one mile north of the airport at 7 p.m.
“The pilot was attempting to land in Charleston when the accident occurred,” she said.
The aircraft departed from Rocky Mount Airport in North Carolina and was headed to Zephyrhills Municipal Airport in Florida, she said.
The pilot was the only person on the plane, Salac said.
Shortly after 7 p.m., multiple agencies responded to a call of a downed small aircraft near the airport, Charleston International Airport spokesman Spencer Pryor said.
Coast Guard crews confirmed they found a small Cessna crashed in the wood line.
The Charleston County Rescue Squad, Charleston County Aviation Authority Police and Fire and other agencies responded.
The FAA will investigate and the NTSB will determine the probable cause of the accident.
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