Pilot found dead in downed plane in Cheraw

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CHERAW, SC (WBTW) – Chesterfield County officials say the single occupant of a small, private plane that went down near the Great Pee Dee River Thursday morning was found deceased in the aircraft.

Sheriff Jay Brooks confirms his deputies discovered the plane after farmers north of Cheraw reported the aircraft went down around 10:15 a.m. in or near the Great Pee Dee River.

A local pilot flew searchers over the area, and they did spot some debris and downed power lines, says Sheriff Brooks. Searchers later discovered the plane but had difficulty getting to the wreckage as the aircraft went down in very swampy terrain, explains Sheriff Brooks.

There is no information yet on where the plane may have been flying from or what the destination for the aircraft may have been. The deceased pilot’s name has not been released.

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