Small Aircraft Lands on Beach, One Person Dead at the Scene

A small aircraft has made a landing on the beach in the area of Palmetto Dunes on Hilton Head Island. One casualty on the ground has been confirmed. The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is on site providing security for the scene.

Also on scene are personnel from Hilton Head Fire & Rescue, the Beaufort County Coroner’s Office, and Beaufort County Emergency Management.

The investigation will be assumed by federal authorities (National Traffic Safety Board), who are in route.

Inquiries regarding this incident should be deferred to NTSB. Information regarding the deceased should be directed to the Coroner’s Office. Further information regarding emergency response to this event may be released by Hilton Head Fire & Rescue and/or Beaufort County Emergency Management.

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