Three victims rescued in plane crash, plane left from Charleston - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Three victims rescued in plane crash, plane left from Charleston

Posted: Updated:

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WCYB)- UPDATE 5:10 a.m.: All three victims from have been rescued from the crash site and are currently at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Carter County authorities tell our crews on the scene, the victims are two adults and a teenager. They are identified as a mother, her teenage son, and an adult male family friend.

The two adults were flown to the hospital in critical condition. The teenager was able to walk to the ambulance. The teen told our Johnathan Radford on the scene he was "lucky to be alive."

The rescue operation lasted more than 8 hours in very difficult terrain. At time rescue crews had to rely on bulldozers and chain saws to reach the remote crash site.

There is still no word on what caused the Ohio bound plane to crash. We have learned the plane landed at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport to refuel around 6:30. The plane reported trouble in the air between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Emergency officials will be on the scene for several more hours.

UPDATE 1:30am: News 5 crews on the scene said the first of three victims in the plane crash has been rescued. When asked how he felt, he told us he feels good and is glad to be off the mountain.

No word on how long before the other victims will be brought down the mountain.

News 5 will continue to update this story.

PREVIOUS STORY:

Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes said a plane crashed on Holston Mountain Tuesday evening.

Deputies set up a command post at Unaka High School.

They used ATVs in order to locate the wrecked plane.

The Stoney Creek Fire Department said a search helicopter located the wreckage of the Cessna 172 plane.

Authorities at the scene said they were working to rescue three people on the plane.

The Stoney Creek Fire Department told News 5, three victims are in critical condition.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane belongs to Skypark, Incorporated. The aircraft registration is N46603. The plane was headed from Charleston, South Carolina back to Skypark in Wadsworth, Ohio when it went down on Tuesday around 7:30 p.m.

The National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause of the crash.

  • Advocates against domestic violence push for tougher federal gun law

    Advocates against domestic violence push for tougher federal gun law

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:00:17 GMT
    On Wednesday the U.S. Judiciary Committee listened to renewed legislation that aims at keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and expanding the law to include dating-partners and people with restraining orders or stalkers. In South Carolina the number of women murdered by men more than doubles the national average. "When an abuser has a gun, victims will tell me, 'Sheriff its not if he will use that weapon against me it's a matter of when," said a Sheriff from Racine County, WI. Cu...
    On Wednesday the U.S. Judiciary Committee listened to renewed legislation that aims at keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and expanding the law to include dating-partners and people with restraining orders or stalkers. In South Carolina the number of women murdered by men more than doubles the national average. "When an abuser has a gun, victims will tell me, 'Sheriff its not if he will use that weapon against me it's a matter of when," said a Sheriff from Racine County, WI. Cu...
  • North Charleston wins Dixie Majors World Series

    North Charleston wins Dixie Majors World Series

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:25:55 GMT
    A North Charleston baseball team is heading back to the Lowcountry with a championship trophy in hand. The North Charleston Dixie Majors baseball team, representing South Carolina, won the Dixie Majors World Series in Ozark, Alabama. North Charleston lost the first game to Texas Wednesday 11-1, forcing a second game. The second game came down to the final out, with South Carolina beating Texas 2-1, winning the series.
    A North Charleston baseball team is heading back to the Lowcountry with a championship trophy in hand. The North Charleston Dixie Majors baseball team, representing South Carolina, won the Dixie Majors World Series in Ozark, Alabama. North Charleston lost the first game to Texas Wednesday 11-1, forcing a second game. The second game came down to the final out, with South Carolina beating Texas 2-1, winning the series.
  • Police step up tractor trailer patrols

    Police step up tractor trailer patrols

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:24:53 GMT
    It’s one of the most heavily traveled roads in the Low Country, I-95 and law enforcement is targeting the highway in an effort to prevent tractor trailer accidents. State transport police are teaming up with law enforcement in Georgia, North Carolina and Florida, in an effort called “safe drive on I-95.” From 2011-2013, there were nearly 400 collisions on I-95 involving tractor trailers, resulting in 20 fatalities and 200 plus injuries. State Transport Police tell News 2 that over 75% of t...
    It’s one of the most heavily traveled roads in the Low Country, I-95 and law enforcement is targeting the highway in an effort to prevent tractor trailer accidents. State transport police are teaming up with law enforcement in Georgia, North Carolina and Florida, in an effort called “safe drive on I-95.” From 2011-2013, there were nearly 400 collisions on I-95 involving tractor trailers, resulting in 20 fatalities and 200 plus injuries. State Transport Police tell News 2 that over 75% of t...
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.