Colleton County Fire-Rescue


30/August/2023 - Aircraft Emergency - "C" Shift

Incident # 23-06565 - A twin engine plane struck a deer while landing on runway 23 at the Lowcountry Regional Airport Wednesday morning 30-August. Fire-Rescue was notified at 03:00. Engine 1 and Medic 1 arrived a short time later to find the plane disabled on the runway. The impact with the deer caused the front landing gear to collapse. The nose dropped and the propellers on both engines struck the runway damaging the propellers and engines. Neither of the two occupants on the plane received any injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics were on the scene for several hours. 

Engine 1, Medic 1 and Car 101 responded. Captain Brian Eadon served as Incident Commander.