No injuries in plane crash at St. Simons airport

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – A pilot walked away from the crash of a small plane Monday morning at the Malcolm McKinnon Airport on St. Simons Island.

The single-engine Cirrus SR20 was on takeoff when the pilot choose to land immediately and ran off the runway and into the grass by the fence line, according to a release by the Glynn County Airport Commission.

The Glynn County Fire Department secured the area, but there was no fire. The pilot was the only person aboard and suffered no injuries.

The plane was headed to the Tamiami Airport in Miami, where the plane is registered.

The Airport Commission said the Federal Aviation Administration was granted permission to remove the aircraft.

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