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Crews respond after report of airplane crash in North Myrtle Beach

Crews respond to airplane crash in North Myrtle Beach

Crews responded to an airplane crash in North Myrtle Beach on Monday, July 9, 2018. No injuries were reported.
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Crews responded to an airplane crash in North Myrtle Beach on Monday, July 9, 2018. No injuries were reported.

There were no reported injuries after a plane ran off the runway at the North Myrtle Beach airport Monday morning.

At about 11 a.m., emergency crews responded to the Grand Strand Airport for reports of a crash. North Myrtle Spokesman Pat Dowling said a biplane ran off the runway, possibly due to a landing gear problem.

The plane is used to fly tourists around the beach area. Two passengers and a pilot were on board when it went off the runway. There were no reported injuries.

Tina Farley lives near the airport and said she didn't hear a loud crash. She only noticed there was activity at the airport when fire crews passed. Other neighbors said they haven't seen a crash in years of living nearby.

The red biplane sat on the runway with one of its wings tilted into a ditch as emergency crews worked the scene. A small crowd gathered along the fence of the airport after they heard reports of the crash.

Representatives for the plane company did not respond to requests for comment after the crash.

Myrtle Beach Air Tours offers biplane rides in an open air cockpit featuring dips, dives and various aerial maneuvers.



Myrtle Beach Air Tours offers biplane rides in an open air cockpit as well as helicopter rides and a full service flight school. The aviation company has locations in both Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.

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