Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Skystar Kitfox Classic IV, N90KF: Accident occurred April 25, 2021 in Mountain Rest, Oconee County, South Carolina

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

Aircraft crashed into trees and came to rest in a creek. 

Date: 25-APR-21
Time: 15:07:00Z
Regis#: N90KF
Aircraft Make: SKYSTAR
Aircraft Model: KITFOX
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

OCONEE COUNTY, South Carolina (FOX Carolina)- The Oconee County Sheriff's Office says that deputies helped to locate a plane crash along Taylor Creek Rd. near Highlands Highway late Sunday morning.

The sheriff's office says that dispatch received word of the crash at about 11:00 am on Sunday. 

Two individuals were transported to the hospital for treatment by helicopter, according to Oconee County Emergency Management. 

The Federal Aviation Administration released a statement about the incident on Monday. The FAA says that the plane was a single engine Kitfox that crashed into the trees and came to a rest near a creek in the area. FAA confirmed that there were two passengers on board. 

FAA says that they along will the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident.

Officials from Oconee County Emergency Services confirmed that they also responded to the incident and have since secured the scene.

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