Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say two people have died in the crash of a small plane at an airport in Mount Pleasant.
Charlene Gunnells of the Charleston County Aviation Authority says the crash happened about 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Mount Pleasant Regional Airport east of Charleston.
The names of the victims were not immediately released.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen in Atlanta says the single-engine Cessna 150 was taking off at the time of the accident. The plane crashed about 200 yards from the end of the runway in a swampy area.
Bergen said the FAA is investigating and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause.