MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) - Police officers and emergency response crews have set up a perimeter at the East Cooper Airport after a plane crashed at the airport.
A source says the plane was a small Cessna. Two people on board the plane were killed in the crash, sources say.
Inspector Chip Googe, the spokesman for the Mount Pleasant Police Department, said the plane went down about 300 yards beyond the runway.
Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration identified the plane as a single-engine Cessna 150, but would not provide a tail number.
According to the FAA, the plane was carrying two people when it crashed shortly before noon. The cause of the crash will come from the National Transportation Safety Board, officials said.
That agency is not expected to arrive until sometime Thursday night, and the investigation into the cause of the crash will begin sometime Friday.
The coroner's office declined to comment on the crash. A Coastal Crisis Chaplain arrived around 12:30 p.m.