Sheriff: 1 dead after plane crashes in Pee Dee River in Chesterfield Co.

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — Deputies were on the scene of a deadly plane crash near Cheraw, in a swampy area of the Pee Dee River Thursday morning, according to Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks.

The small plane was missing around 10:15 a.m. along the Pee Dee River, off of Highway 52 North, according to Brooks.

Brooks told Channel 9 that the pilot was killed and that nobody else was on the plane.

Officials said a helicopter flying over the scene found some wreckage in a swampy area of the Pee Dee River and Brooks said an eyewitness saw the plane go down in the river.

Officials said they're having trouble getting to where the wreckage was because of how remote the area is.

Chopper 9 Skyzoom was over the scene of the wreckage and could see officials working. Channel 9 will have the latest updates to this developing story online and on air.

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