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Fire officials: Two people were aboard single engine plane that crashed in Colleton County

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 5:54 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 23, 2021 at 7:41 PM EDT
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COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Officials with Colleton County Fire and Rescue say two people were aboard a single engine plane that crashed in Colleton County on Friday.

The sheriff’s office reported that the crash happened at Round O Road and Augusta Highway.

According to fire officials, the pilot was ejected from the plane, treated for burns and transported to MUSC. There has been no word on the condition of the passenger of the plane.

Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board say they are investigating the crash of a Piper PA-28R-300 airplane near Walterboro.

The plane is a six-seat, single engine plane. Pictures from viewers show that authorities have closed a portion of Round O Road.

Fire Chief Barry McRoy said they received a call a few minutes after 4 p.m. from a nearby airport about a plane that went down. Deputies then found the plane on fire in the woods.

Editor’s note: The NTSB originally said the plane was a Piper-32R-300 model, but on Saturday an investigator from the agency clarified it was a Piper PA-28R-300.

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