Friday, August 21, 2020

Just JA30 SuperSTOL, N146BB: Accident occurred August 15, 2020 in Clover, York County, South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbia, South Carolina

Aircraft crashed on takeoff for unknown reasons.

Acme Aero LLC

Date: 15-AUG-20

Time: 19:35:00Z
Regis#: N146BB
Aircraft Make: JUST AIRCRAFT
Aircraft Model: JA30 SUPERSTOL
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

CLOVER, South Carolina (WBTV) - A man was taken to the hospital after a small plane he was piloting crashed in Clover, South Carolina on Saturday, according to officials.

The crash took place near Bate Harvey Road and Jackson Lake Lane, which is off of Hwy 55 just down the road from Griggs Elementary School.

According to a report by York County Sheriff’s Office, pilot Matthew McSwain had taken off from an airstrip on Bate Harvey Road and was unable to clear the tree line. The crash occurred after his propeller clipped a tree.

When the sheriff’s office arrived on scene, McSwain had already exited the plane. He was transported to a hospital by EMS. There is no word on his current condition.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

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