Small Plane Crashed in Marion County; Pilot Killed

Saturday, June 14, 2014
By George Hatcher

A single engine plane crashed in the middle of a corn field on Bluff Road in Marion County, South Carolina just after 1:30 p.m. on June 13.

One person, identified as John Milton Sherbert, 55, of Florence was killed at the scene. His body has been sent to Charleston for an autopsy.

The Manager of Marion County Airport said that the plane remained in the air for about 15 minutes before it crashed at a distance of about 1 mile from the airport.

The authorities also said that the victim’s wife was one of the three witnesses of the deadly crash; she was waiting for her husband at the airport.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration arrived at the scene to investigate the cause of the crash.

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