Saturday, July 30, 2022

Beechcraft G36 Bonanza, N887MJ : Accident occurred July 30, 2022 near Ridgeland-Claude Dean Airport (3J1), Jasper County, South Carolina

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Report Number: ERA22LA346

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

Aircraft experienced electrical issues and landed in a field striking a tree. 

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Date: 30-JUL-22
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N887MJ
Aircraft Make: TEXTRON
Aircraft Model: G36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

Jasper County Fire-Rescue - 

Just before 2:30 today the Jasper County Communications Center was notified by Air Traffic control at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport of a plane missing from their radar. 

Last known location to be about 4 miles from the Ridgeland Airport. 

The Ridgeland Fire Department, Jasper County SC Sheriff's Office and Jasper County Fire-Rescue were notified and began searching for the missing plane.

The assistance of the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Air 2 was requested to respond. 

Air 2 located the airplane in a wooded area off of Almost Heaven Drive. 

The pilot was transported to a local trauma center.

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