While commercial airline accidents are somewhat rare, smaller aircraft and airplanes crash and crash landings in the Carolinas more often. These plane crashes are caused primarily by pilot errors, mechanical problems, and poor weather conditions.
Earlier in the month in Greenville, South Carolina, a small plane crashed short of the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. All three men aboard the small plane were injured, though the extent of their plane crash injuries is not known.
The plane accident occurred a quarter after 10 am on Monday as the plane, which originated in Norfolk International Airport in Virginia, was on a test flight when it failed to land properly. The small, multi-engine aircraft bounced across South Carolina Highway 14, hit the road’s guardrail, and came to rest before the beginning of the airport runway. Miraculously, no cars or trucks were hit as the plane skidded across the state highway. However, the highway was close temporarily as investigators cleared the accident and checked the road for damage and debris.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will investigate the plane crash – at this time it is not known what caused the South Carolina airplane accident. An FAA spokesperson told reporters that there was not any fire at the scene of the plane accident, nor was the plane badly damaged during the crash landing. The plane was a King Air B200. The plane was scheduled for a routine check-up later that day.