Experimental Plane Crashed in South Carolina; Pilot Remained Stuck in Cockpit for 7 Hours

Monday, April 28, 2014
By George Hatcher

Experimental plane crash

An experimental plane crashed near Sumter Airport, Sumter County, South Carolina, at about 11:30am on April 27.

The single passenger plane was scheduled to land at Sumter Airport around lunch time but it never showed up. The search and rescue teams were then sent for finding the plane, which finally spotted it along Brewington Road at around 5:30pm.

According to the rescue workers, they found the crashed plane in an upside down position, with the pilot stuck in the cockpit. The rescuers then cut through the wreckage and lifted the pilot, who had remained stuck inside the cockpit for around seven hours. He was then taken to Palmetto Health Richland for medical treatment. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

According to the Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis, “The FAA will come in and do an investigation and determine what caused the crash… At this time, we have no knowledge of what actually caused the crash.”

As per the FAA records, the airplane was an experimental plane, built in 2012.

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