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Plane crash on Johns Island kills pilot

Staff Report //March 23, 2020//

Plane crash on Johns Island kills pilot

Staff Report //March 23, 2020//

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A plane crash near Charleston Executive Airport on Johns Island on Saturday evening killed the aircraft’s pilot, the only person aboard.

The plane was a Cessna 310 coming from Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport near Raleigh and headed to Zephyrhills Municipal Airport in Florida. The Federal Aviation Authority said the Cessna crashed after the pilot reported engine failure and attempted to land on Johns Island.

The Charleston County Rescue Squad, Charleston County Aviation Authority police, area fire departments and other agencies responded to reports of a downed small aircraft on Johns Island shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday. The agencies found the Cessna crashed in the woods approximately 1 mile north of Charleston Executive Airport.

The Cessna was destroyed in the crash.

The FAA is currently investigating the crash and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident.