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Plane Crashes in Trenton, Pilot Uninjured

web posted December 2, 2013

TRENTON For the second time in a week a plane has crashed in Trenton. The pilot in this crash was able to exit the crashed plane on his own power and was shaken up but not seriously hurt. According to information provided on the scene, the pilot was leaving from Trenton when his engine quit and he was trying to circle back towards the airport and tried to make it to a nearby field as he was loosing altitude.

The plane clipped a tree and then two power lines spinning the plane around and crashing into another tree nose first. At this time it is unknown what caused the engine to fail just before 4 pm.

Edgefield County EMA Director Mike Casey said the FAA was on its way to the crash site. "We're going to baby-sit the scene until they arrive," Casey said. The FAA will make the determination if the NTSB needs to be involved in the investigation.

The plane, an experimental craft, looks very similar to a Piper Cub.

Power crews from SCE&G arrived to fix the downed power lines. Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies, EMS and Trenton fire crews were also summoned to the scene. There was no fire involved after the crash.

Just last Monday another plane crashed near the Twin Lakes airstrip. The pilot in that crash, Robert Showalter, was killed on impact.


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