Engine malfunction blamed for small Charleston County plane crash

  • Source: WCSC-TV CBS 5 Charleston
  • Published: 01/11/2022 11:37 AM

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.


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