Monday, April 04, 2016

Beechcraft 35 Bonanza, N3959N: Incident occurred April 04, 2016 in Williamston, Anderson County, South Carolina

Date: 04-APR-16
Time: 20:19:00Z
Regis#: N3959N
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA West Columbia FSDO-13
State: South Carolina


No one was injured Monday afternoon when a small airplane made an emergency landing in a field in Anderson County, authorities said.

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office, EMS and the Hopewell Fire Department responded to the pasture about 4 p.m. Monday, said Taylor Jones, the emergency services director at the Sheriff's Office.

Two people were on board when the Beechcraft BE35 landed, FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said.

A female flight instructor and male pilot walked away from the hard landing in the 4500 block of Midway Road in Anderson, Jones said. The propeller was bent but the single-engine plane appeared to have suffered no major damage otherwise. The plane is registered to a Simpsonville resident, according to FAA records.

"They did a really good job in sitting down there in a pasture," Jones said.

The plane had engine trouble, according to the man and a woman who said they were on the plane but declined to give their names or provide other information.

The pilot was working on high-performance endorsement training, Jones said. The aircraft took off from the Downtown Greenville Airport and performed maneuvers at the Anderson airport, Jones said. 

The plane ran into trouble as it was returning to Greenville.

"They're lucky. It could have been a lot worse," said Jim Williams, a volunteer with the Hopewell Fire Department.

Original article can be found here:

Anderson Co. Deputies are on the scene of a small plane crash near Omega Farms Ln. and Long Rd. off Highway 81.

The plane landed nose down and is registered to a person out of Simpsonville.

Taylor Jones with Emergency Services say two people were on board.

The plane was being flown by a flight student with his instructor.

They were on a high performance endorsement training flight.

They left downtown Greenville airport, flew to Anderson airport.

They were headed back to Greenville when they had engine failure and landed in the pasture.

Both the instructor and pilot are fine and they were not taken to the hospital.

According to the FAA, the plane is a Beechcraft 35 Bonanza.

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Anderson County sheriff's deputies are responding to calls about a plane going down Monday afternoon in the area of Long Road and Omega Farms Lane.

The plane went down across from High Praises Church, according to reports from the scene. The site is in the eastern part of the county near Williamston.

No one is reported injured, said Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore.

The scene will be turned over to the FAA for investigation, said Lt. Sheila Cole of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

Original article can be found here:


Authorities say a plane was forced to make an emergency landing Monday in Anderson County.

Deputies responded to a report that a plane had crashed near Long Road and Omega Farms Road around 4:35 p.m.

Kathleen Bergen with the FAA said a Beechcraft BE35 aircraft made an emergency landing in a field in Anderson. Two people were on board, Bergen said.

Those involved in the crash said they were flying from Greenville to Anderson and then back to Greenville. They said the engine started running rough and then quit.

They then found the field to land in, but as they were landing the plane, they hit a bump and the plane roughly landed. 

Both are pilots but the flight was a training flight. 

No one was reportedly injured in the incident, deputies say. 

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