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Plane makes emergency landing

A small airplane ran out of fuel and made an emergency landing Sunday afternoon on a beach near the Trade Winds Marina at Lake Thurmond.

Pilot Charles Hugh Denany, 58, of Martinez, was flying the plane from Trenton, S.C., said Pam Tucker, the Columbia County emergency management director. He was flying alone and was not injured, she said.

Mrs. Tucker said Mr. Denany was flying a "small, light-sport plane and ran out of fuel before making an emergency landing in Sunset Cove, a community within the Trade Winds Marina." He landed on a beach near shallow water, she said.

Federal Aviation Administration officials will be on the scene today to investigate, said Capt. Steve Morris of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

10th victim of refinery blast is discharged

A 10th patient injured in the Feb. 7 Imperial Sugar explosion near Savannah, Ga., has been discharged from Doctors Hospital.

Spokeswoman Beth Frits said the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at the hospital initially received 20 patients from the explosion. Five died as a result of their injuries.

Three patients remained in critical condition in the Joseph M. Still Burn Center on Sunday, and two were listed in good condition in the rehab unit, she said.

She did not identify the patient discharged Sunday.

Also Sunday, the burn center admitted five people who were injured in a boiler explosion at an International Paper plant in Vicksburg, Miss.

Four were in critical condition and one was in good condition, Ms. Frits said.

Shelter for animals is damaged in blaze

JOHNSTON, S.C. --- A fire at All God's Creatures caused extensive damage Sunday, but all of the shelter's animals were unharmed.

Fire crews from Johnston and Trenton reached the scene in a matter of minutes and quickly brought the blaze under control. The wind had been blowing away from the kennels.

The three quarters of the barn used as a woodworking shop appeared to have been destroyed.

"Something just blew up," said Denise Holcomb, the founder of the shelter.

"In an instant, flames half as long as the barn itself were shooting out of the front. But (the fire departments) got here so fast. They were here in minutes."

Fire department officials said they had not yet determined a cause.

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 05/05/08 - 05:59 am
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How do you run out of fuel

How do you run out of fuel between Trenton and Augusta?

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 05/05/08 - 06:01 am
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Bad things happen when dogs

Bad things happen when dogs smoke.

pablanco
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pablanco 05/05/08 - 06:04 am
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or drink antifreeze.

or drink antifreeze.

kiddspur
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kiddspur 05/05/08 - 06:17 am
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patricia - it is called

patricia - it is called strong headwinds - or maybe the was trying to read all the Rants and Raves and forgot to check his fuel....

WHATDIDIDO
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WHATDIDIDO 05/05/08 - 06:24 am
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Hell, can you imagine how

Hell, can you imagine how much airplane fuel cost. Probably had enough for 5 gallons.

Unbelievable
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Unbelievable 05/05/08 - 06:59 am
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Thats what Im thinking, he

Thats what Im thinking, he was like, hmmmm, I should be able to get there with this much. Of course I would always spend a little more if I was flying, taking that risk in a car isnt near as dangerous as in a plant. Just wait till Delta starts doing it....

berninalady
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berninalady 05/05/08 - 07:18 am
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Sounds like he was running a

Sounds like he was running a quart low

rufus
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rufus 05/05/08 - 07:31 am
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Wait until he sees the bill

Wait until he sees the bill for removing the plane from the beach

Newsreader
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Newsreader 05/05/08 - 07:54 am
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I just wonder what the topic

I just wonder what the topic of conversation will be at the next Trenton Flyers meeting? The price of gas, the embarrassment of running out of fuel, the preflight check, the cost of removing the plane and cleaning the site, or the fine from the FAA?

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whyme 05/05/08 - 11:53 am
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I hope that the Augusta area

I hope that the Augusta area will be as supportive of the Mississippi people as they were for the Savannah folks, or, heck, even of our own local victims of tragedy.

shawn73
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shawn73 05/05/08 - 03:19 pm
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The pilot of the plane is a

The pilot of the plane is a fellow coworker. The plane did not run out of gas. Mechanical problems caused the plane to shut done. Before the plane could be loaded on a trailer 10 gallons of fuel had to be removed from it's tanks.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 05/05/08 - 03:52 pm
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Dang AC , can't even give us

Dang AC , can't even give us good information on a simple plane outage. Dang AC.

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