Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Waco YMF, N96T: Accident occurred July 09, 2018 at Grand Strand Airport (KCRE), North Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Carolina

Veered off runway and gear detached.


Executive Helicopters Inc

Myrtle Beach Air Tours

http://registry.faa.gov/N96T


Date: 09-JUL-18

Time: 15:01:00Z
Regis#: N96T
Aircraft Make: CLASSIC AIRCRAFT CORP
Aircraft Model: WACO YMF
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
State: SOUTH CAROLINA








There were no reported injuries after a plane ran off the runway at the North Myrtle Beach airport Monday morning.


At about 11 a.m., emergency crews responded to the Grand Strand Airport for reports of a crash. North Myrtle Spokesman Pat Dowling said a biplane ran off the runway, possibly due to a landing gear problem.


The plane is used to fly tourists around the beach area. Two passengers and a pilot were on board when it went off the runway. There were no reported injuries.


Tina Farley lives near the airport and said she didn't hear a loud crash. She only noticed there was activity at the airport when fire crews passed. Other neighbors said they haven't seen a crash in years of living nearby. 

The red biplane sat on the runway with one of its wings tilted into a ditch as emergency crews worked the scene. A small crowd gathered along the fence of the airport after they heard reports of the crash.


Representatives for the plane company did not respond to requests for comment after the crash.


Story and video ➤ https://www.myrtlebeachonline.com 



NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – North Myrtle Beach officials say emergency crews responded to reports of a plane crash Monday morning.

According to city spokesperson Pat Dowling, a small plane ran off the runway shortly after 11 a.m at Grand Strand Airport, which is located off of Highway 17 at 2800 Terminal Street. Dowling says the plane was carrying the pilot and two passengers. No injuries were reported.

While the exact cause of the crash is unknown, it appears the landing gear may have malfunctioned, Dowling adds.

Kirk Lovell, director of air service and business development with Horry County, says the Grand Strand Airport is closed until the FAA reopens it. Lovell adds that airplane is based out of the Grand Strand Airport.

It's unclear at this time if the plane was attempting to take off or land when the landing gear failed.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.nbc4i.com





NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – North Myrtle Beach officials say emergency crews responded to reports of a plane crash Monday morning.

According to city spokesperson Pat Dowling, a small plane ran off the runway shortly after 11 a.m at Grand Strand Airport, which is located off of Highway 17 at 2800 Terminal Street. Dowling says the plane was carrying the pilot and two passengers. No injuries were reported.

While the exact cause of the crash is unknown, it appears the landing gear may have malfunctioned, Dowling adds.

Kirk Lovell, director of air service and business development with Horry County, says the Grand Strand Airport is closed until the FAA reopens it. Lovell adds that airplane is based out of the Grand Strand Airport.

It's unclear at this time if the plane was attempting to take off or land when the landing gear failed.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.wbtw.com

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