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Florence woman witnessed husband's deadly plane crash in Marion County

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Investigators are on scene of a plane crash that happened Friday afternoon. A small plane went down near Bluff Rd just off US 501 bypass in Marion County. Investigators are on scene of a plane crash that happened Friday afternoon. A small plane went down near Bluff Rd just off US 501 bypass in Marion County.
Marion County Sheriff's investigators are on scene. Marion County Sheriff's investigators are on scene.
MARION COUNTY, SC - Marion County authorities investigate a plane crash Friday. It happened near Bluff Road just off US 501 bypass in Marion County.

Marion County Coroner, Jerry Richardson, identified the victim as John Milton Sherbert, 64, of Florence.  According to law enforcement at the scene, one of three witnesses to the plane crash was the pilot's wife, who was waiting for him nearby at the Marion County Airport.

The Marion County Airport Manager says the plane was only in the air for about 15 minutes before it crashed about a mile away from the airport.

The plane crashed about 150 ft into a cornfield off of Bluff Road.

Marion County Law Enforcement and Rescue excavated Sherbert's body from the wreckage around 6 p.m. on Friday.

Richardson says officials with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration were on route Friday evening to investigate the crash.

"They will come and do a thorough investigation of the crash scene and compile all the information from the office to see if they can't help determine what happened; along with the medical report from the autopsy to make that decision, but that could be a year down the road or more," said Richardson.

Richardson says the cause of the crash is still unknown..

He says Sherbert was an experienced pilot and the plane was in proper working order.


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