One person exercising on the seashore was killed in a bizarre accident Monday evening when an experimental single-engine plane crash landed on the beach in the Palmetto Dunes area of Hilton Head Island.
The National Transportation Safety Board is in Hilton Head Tuesday, investigating a small plane’s emergency landing Monday evening that killed a man on the beach . The plane was en route from Florida to Virginia. When engine trouble started, the pilot tried to get to the Hilton Head Island Airport, but lost a propeller and had oil splattered on his windshield. He came down on the beach at Palmetto Dunes at around 6:10 pm, striking a man on the beach. The pilot and his passenger survived.