WEST UNION — The Oconee County 911 center received several calls reporting seeing a small plane fall from the sky near Lake Keowee near West Union around 5:45 p.m. Sunday.
Responders found the pilot along McAlister Road and were quickly able to locate the crash site.
The pilot and his single passenger were uninjured. The small, experimental plane sustained heavy damage in the crash. The pilot reported an engine failure and stated he tried to land on a newly constructed residential street.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified for investigation into the cause.
The following units responded to the incident: Keowee-Ebenezer Station 11, West Union Station 16, GHS EMS and the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.