Plane "comes in too quickly" at Bamberg County Airport

Posted by 09/22/2015

No injuries were reported




Monday, September 21 Bamberg County Employees received a phone call concerning a pilot coming in “too fast” for landing at the Bamberg County Airport.

According to an incident report from Bamberg County, the pilot stated after the “front wheel sat down on the ground, it snapped off, causing the prop to hit the runway.” The pilot was able to keep the plane on two wheels for approximately 900-feet before the plane sat down on the nose. The plane slide for approximately 100-feet before coming to a complete stop.


No injuries were reported and no damage was caused to any Bamberg County property. Bamberg County employees assisted the pilot with the moving of the plane from the runway and collected the front landing gear and the tire as to not interfere with future landings.