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Pilot Taken to Hospital After Small Plane Crashes Into the Ocean Near Myrtle Beach Pier

A small plane has crashed near a pier in Myrtle Beach on Monday afternoon. Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue said that the pilot was safe on the beach after the crash.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WNCN) - A small plane has crashed near a pier in Myrtle Beach on Monday afternoon, CBS Affiliate WBTW is reporting.

The incident happened near Springmaid Pier with the plane ending up in the surf.

Myrtle Beach Fire Water Rescue said the pilot has been taken to the hospital. One fire chief told WBTW the pilot had possible critical injuries, he had no other information.

Initial reports indicate only the pilot was onboard the aircraft.

Kirk Lovell, the Director of Air Service and Business Development at the Myrtle Beach airport, said a general aviation aircraft went down in the water.

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