Pilot injured in banner plane crash

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (AP) ó A small plane towing an advertising banner has crashed near Surfside Beach.
Horry County Fire and Rescue spokesman Todd Cartner said Wednesday the pilot suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The plane dropped its banner over a golf course before crashing just after noon.
Cartner says no one on the ground was hurt and no homes were damaged.
The crash was at least the third crash this year of a banner plane.
Earlier this month, a pilot was able to free himself and make it 35 feet to shore when his plane crashed in the ocean just off North Myrtle Beach. In May, a pilot walked away unhurt when his plane crashed in an Horry County neighborhood.