The crash of a small plane has killed a person in Mt. Pleasant. The plane crashed and caught fire while trying to land Monday afternoon. The Mt. Pleasant Police Department says the plane went off the runway at the Mount Pleasant Regional Airport near Highway 17 and there was a lot of smoke due to grass fires from the crash.
Dozens of rescue personnel and police had to wait until the fires were extinguished so that they could get closer to the crash site. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said the plane appears to be a single-engine experimental aircraft called Comp Air 8. The plane was registered to Bogco Aviation Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware.