Man dies in plane crash near Johns Island Airport


JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) -Charleston County Rescue Squad, Charleston County Aviation Authority, Charleston County Police and Fire, and multiple other agencies responded to a call of a downed plane shortly after 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Charleston County Aviation Authority’s Deputy Director and Chief Communications Officer, Spencer Pryor, says the small aircraft crashed in the area of Charleston Executive Airport on Johns Island.

On scene, a small Cessna aircraft was located crashed one mile north of the Charleston Executive Airport.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office says that Andrew Meyer, 64, died as a result of the accident.

Meyer was the only occupant of the plane.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Cessna 310 departed from Rocky Mount Airport in North Carolina and intended to land at Zephyrhills Municipal Airport in Florida.

A source told News 2 that they could hear the plane’s engine cutting on and off.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will work to determine the probable cause of the accident.

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