GREENVILLE CO., SC (WSPA) – One person has died after a small plane crashed in southern Greenville County.
According to the FAA, the plane was a single-engine amateur-built Acroduster plane which crashed in a pasture while attempting to land at Oakhill Airpark.
There was only one person on the plane when it went down near Oak Hill Road around 5:30pm, according to the Greenville County Coroner and the Sheriff’s Office.
Mary Black, a witness at the scene says her father and husband saw the plane spiral down and crash into a field.
“The plane was engulfed in flames and it was just so hot they couldn’t get close enough to do anything,” said Black. “I’m heartbroken for the family and it is just sad.”
The plane was on fire when firefighters from the Dunklin Fire Department arrived. The NTSB will be investigating the cause of the crash.
The coroner says he will release an identity as soon as he can notify the next of kin.