MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) A small aircraft made an emergency landing at the Myrtle Beach International Airport on Saturday.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a Cessna C210 aircraft made an emergency landing on runway 18-36 around 10:50 a.m. Saturday. The aircraft had departed MYR and was headed to Hilton Head Island, but turned around when it experienced a problem with it’s alternator. The plane’s landing gear collapsed as it landed back at MYR.
Airport Spokesman Kirk Lovell said three people were on board when the plane landed and they all deplaned. Their current conditions are unknown.
Lovell said the FAA gave the approval for the plane to be removed from the runway.
No takeoffs or landings were allowed while the plane was on the runway. Three flights were diverted, one to Wilmington International Airport, and two to Charleston International Airport. At least two flights were delayed from leaving MYR.
The airport is back on a normal schedule as of 1:45 PM Saturday.