Plane crashes into ocean near Myrtle Beach pier
Myrtle Beach, SC (WPDE) — A small plane went down in the ocean near the Springmaid Pier shortly after 2 p.m., according to Lt. Jonathan Evans with Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue.
Evans said it was a dual-engine plane and there was only one person on board at the time of the crash.
An FAA spokesperson said it was an Aero Commander.
“The pilot is safe on the beach at this time,” the department said on Twitter.
An FAA spokesperson said the plane was on approach to Myrtle Beach International Airport when it landed in the Atlantic Ocean at 2:15 p.m.
Kirk Lovell with the Horry County Department of Airports said it was a private plane.