FAA Investigates Plane Crash

WINNSBORO – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating the May 20 crash of a single-engine, two-seater airplane near Camp Welfare Road.

The crash occurred at approximately 10 a.m. when the pilot encountered complications while attempting to land. The plane went down in one of the parking lots of Carolina Adventure World, according to Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery, whose deputies responded to the scene and secured the area before agents from the FAA could arrive.

“There was significant damage to the aircraft, but all indications are that the pilot did not suffer any life-threatening injuries,” Montgomery said. “We’re just thankful that this did not have a more tragic outcome.”

The FAA had not released the name of the pilot at press time, nor had they released the make and model of the aircraft or why the pilot was attempting to land a little more than 25 miles from the Fairfield County airport.

 

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