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10:59 am on Monday October 24, 2011

Plane removed from Mt. Pleasant marsh

The plane was originally slated to be removed from the marsh from Sea Tow of Charleston. A helicopter was to be flown in on Thursday, October 20 to remove the small piper plane from the area. But high winds changed plans. Officials with Sea Tow were...
9:50 am on Thursday August 11, 2011

Two die in flying boat crash near Isle of Palms (update: preliminary investigation, 'loops')

Image by Flickr user dirk huijssoon A plane/boat hybrid similar to the one involved in Wednesday's crash.Update August 11: Twenty days on from the accident that lead to the deaths of Lucas Smith and Cara Lee Donohue, the National Transportation...
11:36 am on Wednesday July 27, 2011

Widow of Hilton Head jogger struck by plane suing pilot (updated: NTSB reports findings)

Flickr user ackook Updated July 27: The Island Packet has an update on this bizarre incident from last year where a jogger was killed on a Hilton Head beach when he was struck by a plane. The National Safety Transportation Board has reported its...
7:59 am on Sunday October 31, 2010

Plane from Lady's Island has fatal crash (update: details on last moments)

Flickr user jthetzel Update October 31: The Island Packet has a report with some details about the troublesome weather that day and what may have happened just before Stephen Radke died in the crash; take a read here. Update October 29: Not a whole...
7:02 pm on Monday July 26, 2010

One reported dead in Mount Pleasant plane crash (update: preliminary report)

Update July 26: The Post and Courier has received a preliminary copy of the crash report and has some details about the crash and the performance of the pilot who died in the crash; read it here. Update later afternoon: The Post and Courier has...
3:01 am on Friday April 2, 2010

Another fatal small plane crash in S.C., this time on Johns Island (updated)

Image by Kolb Aircraft The Post and Courier reported that this, the Mark III Extra, was the type of plane involved in the crash. A base kit starts at $12,800. Update April 2: As promised, here is a link to the The Post and Courier's updated and...
9:15 am on Friday September 11, 2009

The other September 11 tragedy: crash of Charlotte flight 212

Today of course marks the eighth year since the Twin Tower went down in New York City and a plane hurdled into the Pentagon in Washington D.C., but some are also remember this day for the loss of life it brought to 38 Charlestonians. On this day in...
7:48 am on Wednesday April 29, 2009

Plane lands softly in marsh -- but how to get it out? (update: plane removed)

Image by Coast GuardImage by 20090427-plane.jpg If you've ever had to pull even a shoe out of the marsh, you know that this will be no small task -- and the plane is really in there, check out this wider perspective photograph. Updates at the bottom...
1:51 pm on Sunday January 25, 2009

Plane crash survivor returns to speak

Molly Haupt, now 27, will return to Charleston Tuesday, January 27 to speak about the plane crash that left her traumatized roughly nine years ago. On their way to visit friends in Florida from New Jersey in January 2000, the Haupt family crashed...
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