No one hurt after small plane flips over in South Carolina

AP News
Posted: Dec 23, 2016 9:31 AM

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say no one was hurt when a small airplane flipped while making an emergency landing in South Carolina.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office told local media that emergency personnel were called to Capers Island shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Maj. Eric Watson said investigators think the plane had mechanical trouble. He says the plane landed on two wheels but flipped over.

Anthony Kozak with the U.S. Coast Guard says the plane stopped upside down on the beach. Kozak said neither of the people on the Cessna was hurt. Their names have not been released.

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Capers is an undeveloped barrier island is north of Isle of Palms. It is about 3 miles long and only accessible by boat.

The plane had taken off from Mount Pleasant Regional Airport.