Termite Lawyer in Myrtle Beach, SC

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When you choose CDH for a termite damage attorney in Myrtle Beach, SC, you can rest easy knowing you're in confident, capable hands. Clients trust our law firm for termite damage cases because we have:

  • A Demonstrated Playbook of Strategies
  • A Proven Track Record of Successful Termite Cases
  • Substantial Termite Evidence Lockers with Experts and Depositions
  • Experience Handling Cases Across the Southeast United States
  • Manuals for Many Major Termite Control Companies

Unlike some termite damage law firms, our lawyers study the practices and policies of large termite control and home inspection companies. We use creative strategies to avoid unfair arbitration clauses and have devoted real resources to solving our client's claims.

Simply put, you can trust our termite damage attorneys with your case because we genuinely care about you as our client.

Whether you're a homeowner, commercial property owner, or a homeowner's association, know that you're not alone. If termites are causing damage to your property, don't let giant pest control chains or home inspection franchises take advantage of you. The cost of repairs should fall where it should - on the shoulders of the home inspection company, pest control company, or their insurers.

What Are the Signs of Termite Damage?

It's not always easy to spot the signs of termite damage, especially if you're an average person without much knowledge of the termite species. Plus, termites often wreak havoc in unseen areas like drywall, siding, and the framing of your house, so seeing damage isn't always easy. Despite those challenges, there are some common signs and areas for you to consider.

Some common signs of termite damage include:

  • Termite Swarms in Your Home
  • Discarded Termite Wings in Crawlspaces, Attics, or Other Areas
  • Small Holes or Pin Pricks in Walls
  • Mud Tunnels Running Along the Outer Walls of Your House
  • Dirt Falling Out of Cracks, Power Outlets, or Holes in Walls
  • Warped Doors and Windows

Some of the most common areas where termites do damage include:

  • In and Around Chimneys
  • Around the Bases of Outside Walls
  • In the Floors or Walls of Your Attic
  • In Your Crawlspace
  • Laundry, Bath, and Utility Rooms
  • The Floors and Sinks of Your Kitchen or Bathroom
  • Hollowed Out Wooden Areas Around Your Home

What Should I Do if I Find Termite Damage?

If you find termite damage in your home, it's best not to try and fix it yourself. Why? First, repairing damage from termites is a complicated, painstaking endeavor that requires a skilled, tedious approach. Spotting termite damage and knowing how to fix it requires a deep knowledge of how termites behave and live to get rid of them. Second, and perhaps most importantly, taking a DIY approach to termite damage may ruin your termite lawsuit.

That's true even if you have the skills and experience to do so. You might inadvertently destroy important evidence that is key to your case, which may ruin your chances of compensation for damages and poor work. Instead of trying to repair damage on your own, get a second opinion from a trusted inspector. Once your concerns are verified, it's time to call CDH Law Firm. Our experienced termite damage attorneys will dig into your case and discover if you're one of the thousands of people with grounds for filing a termite lawsuit.

Who Is at Fault for Termite Damage?

We get this question often at CDH Law Firm, though the answer is sometimes unclear. What we do know is that if you're looking for the max amount of compensation, we'll need to discover who was at fault. In some cases, it's easy to determine fault. For example, if you're a new homeowner, and a termite inspector or seller didn't inform you of an infestation, you may have grounds to sue.

However, things get more complex if you rent a home or bought a residence many years ago and have been using a pest control company for termite infestation. You could have grounds for a case against the pest control company, your landlord, or a different third party, depending on the circumstances of your case. That's why working with a termite attorney in Myrtle Beach, SC is so important - so they can investigate the details and damages associated with your infestation and determine who is accountable.

10 Common Excuses for Avoiding Termite Damage Liability

If you have trusted your home with a pest control company and encounter a termite issue, you might not get the help you expect, even if your claim is legitimate. With years of experience fighting big pest control companies and their insurers, we've heard just about every excuse in the book. If you're dealing with a termite problem, be wary if you hear any of the following excuses.

  • 01.The contract you signed releases our company of any liability.
  • 02.We can't help unless you sign a brand-new contract.
  • 03.There's moisture around the damaged areas of your home. We aren't responsible.
  • 04.We're under no obligation to discover hidden termite damage.
  • 05.We won't review your bond unless your property is re-treated.
  • 06.We don't have to pay because you have a re-treat-only contract.
  • 07.You need to pay for re-treatment because our chemicals or pesticides have worn off.
  • 08.You dug up our chemical barrier. Your infestation is not our fault.
  • 09.Our insurance company won't pay you. If you have a complaint, take it up with them.
  • 10.We'll cover the cost of fixing damage, but we won't open walls to see if more damage is present.

However, things get more complex if you rent a home or bought a residence many years ago and have been using a pest control company for termite infestation. You could have grounds for a case against the pest control company, your landlord, or a different third party, depending on the circumstances of your case. That's why working with a termite attorney in Myrtle Beach, SC is so important - so they can investigate the details and damages associated with your infestation and determine who is accountable.

Negligence

Can I Sue a Home Inspector for Negligence?

If your home inspector did not uphold their duties and obligations to you as the home buyer, you could most certainly sue a home inspector.

Unless your termite infestation was new when your home was inspected, it would be hard for a home inspector to miss it. If you just bought a house and you have discovered damage or signs of a termite infestation, contact CHSA Law today. Our team of termite damage attorneys may be able to prove that your inspector failed at spotting and reporting termite issues in your new home.

However, proving negligence is easier said than done without a lawyer by your side. Termite inspectors aren't always expected to find every bit of termite damage, and they're often not the final say in whether your home is damage-free. That's why, with CDH Law Firm as your advocate, we'll ask the hard-hitting questions needed to discover if your inspector missed termite damage for legitimate reasons or if they were careless and negligent. We'll help facilitate a second inspection if needed and will work tirelessly to earn you the compensation you deserve.

Breach

Can I Sue a Home Inspector for Breach of Contract?

You should know that even if your home inspector is legally negligent for missing termite damage or infestations, their liability will often be limited due to the language in their contract.

If your lawsuit doesn't have the proper foundation to prove negligence, your termite damage lawyer in Myrtle Beach, SC may be able to win compensation via breach of contract. In many circumstances, this is the best route to take if it's easier to prove that an inspector violated a contract. For example, suppose the home inspection contract you signed called for a whole-home inspection, and the inspector failed to survey your crawlspace or attic. In that case, you may have a viable claim in court.

At CDH Law Firm, we understand that every termite damage case situation is different. As such, we approach every case with a nuanced, multi-faceted strategy crafted with your best interests in mind.

Cobb, Dill, & Hammett Is Here When You Need Us Most

When a termite prevention company or home inspector is negligent and causes damage to your home, it's time to act fast. You need a trustworthy termite attorney in cityname, state by your side to take the proper steps toward getting compensation.

When you depend on CHSA Law, LLC, you'll receive personalized attention and proactive representation. That's because we make an intentional decision to limit our law firm's overall caseload. This allows us to better focus on our individual clients, many of whom remain with us for generations. We do not pass off cases to paralegals or junior associates but rather prioritize the attorney-client relationship.

We value compassion and integrity, and our practice reflects those values. If you're ready to take a stand, call our office today. Our termite damage lawyers will help create a better future for you, your family, or your business.

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FIRST ALERT: Powerful coastal storm set to deliver impacts similar to a tropical storm

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Sunday is a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY as a powerful coastal storm delivers impacts similar to a tropical storm to the region.THE SETUPAn area of low pressure will continue to develop in the Gulf of Mexico today and cross Florida tonight and early Sunday. As it does so, it will begin to rapidly intensify and then pass very close to the South Carolina coast through the day on Sunday.While this is not a tropical system, impacts similar to a tropical storm are likely including coastal flooding,...

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Sunday is a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY as a powerful coastal storm delivers impacts similar to a tropical storm to the region.

THE SETUP

An area of low pressure will continue to develop in the Gulf of Mexico today and cross Florida tonight and early Sunday. As it does so, it will begin to rapidly intensify and then pass very close to the South Carolina coast through the day on Sunday.

While this is not a tropical system, impacts similar to a tropical storm are likely including coastal flooding, heavy rain, strong winds and possibly an isolated tornado threat.

COASTAL FLOODING

A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH is in effect for all of coastal Horry and Georgetown Counties. This will likely be upgraded to a coastal flood warning. Strong on shore winds will develop by mid morning Sunday and last through the mid to late afternoon. These strong winds will push water onshore resulting in coastal flooding. Today’s latest data suggests the strongest on shore winds may arrive just after the high tide around 10:30 AM Sunday. As a result, the forecast water level has been dropped from near 10 feet to near 9.5 feet. For comparison, Hurricane Isaias in 2020 produced a water level of 9.8 feet.

Causeways to and from local beaches will experience moderate coastal flooding and will likely become impassable. Low-lying roads and locations along the Intracoastal Waterway and adjacent tidal creeks will observe moderate coastal flooding. Roadways and structures adjacent to ocean swashes may be impacted.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY is in effect for all beaches on Sunday. Large breaking waves of 6 to 10 feet are expected and may lead to areas of significant erosion.

WIND

A WIND ADVISORY is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown Counties. Winds will gradually increase Sunday morning with the strongest winds likely from mid morning through mid to late afternoon. Peak gusts may reach as high as 50 to 55 mph along the beaches. Inland areas will likely see wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph. Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and power outages may result. Outside holiday decorations will also be susceptible to these gusty winds.

HEAVY RAIN

Rain will overspread the region prior to sunrise on Sunday. The rain will turn heavy at times from mid morning through the late afternoon as bands of heavy downpours blow on shore. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches will be widespread with isolated totals of 5 to 6 inches possible. While widespread flash flooding is not expected, areas of minor flooding may develop during the afternoon. A flash flood watch may be issued if the confidence in over 5 inches of rain increase.

TORNADO THREAT

The risk of an isolated tornado may develop during the day on Sunday. The coastal storm will produce very strong wind shear in the upper atmosphere that could lead to a tornado risk. A LEVEL 2 severe weather risk has been added to the area for Sunday.

The tornado risk will be highly dependent on the exact track of the coastal storm. 50 miles could make the difference. If the system tracks just inland, the tornado risk would spread onshore during the mid to late afternoon. If it tracks just off shore, any tornado threat would remain over the Atlantic.

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Night Clubs were once staples of Broadway at the Beach and Myrtle Beach. What happened?

At one time in Myrtle Beach history, going out to dance the night away was a tradition for young adults in the area. Whether along downtown or at Broadway at the Beach, residents and visitors had a plethora of options to choose from.Jeff Usher grew up in Myrtle Beach, graduating from Coastal Carolina University, and he said club hopping was a daily, summertime routine during the 1980s. His club of choice was The Afterdeck, which once sat along the Intracoastal Water but is now closed.“Growing up here at the beach, a lot o...

At one time in Myrtle Beach history, going out to dance the night away was a tradition for young adults in the area. Whether along downtown or at Broadway at the Beach, residents and visitors had a plethora of options to choose from.

Jeff Usher grew up in Myrtle Beach, graduating from Coastal Carolina University, and he said club hopping was a daily, summertime routine during the 1980s. His club of choice was The Afterdeck, which once sat along the Intracoastal Water but is now closed.

“Growing up here at the beach, a lot of us worked at restaurants. So you know, we did all the work at the restaurant and say 10 o’clock at night, run home, grab a shower, and head out and usually start hitting the nightclubs, and we would jump around,” He said. “Basically, stay club hopping until about two o’clock in the morning and usually have some kind of late-night snack food, and then go home.”

Usher, who moved to Florida in the late 90s but helps run the family-operated Darlington Inn & Cottages at 203 N Ocean Blvd., said some of his favorite memories from that time were seeing Hootie & the Blowfish, Chairman of the Board and other bands play live music.

While many former hot spots have closed in recent years, residents still reminisce about them. Facebook users post about the nightclubs they miss, some dedicate a group to the now-defunct Xanadu. Usher added the downtown area has changed dramatically since when he first left.

“It’s a different atmosphere now, and maybe I understand some of it that,” he said. “They did away with some of the stuff that was family attractions, and I think that’s maybe why downtown Myrtle Beach has kind of kind of seedy ... it’s simply not, not the Myrtle Beach I grew up in.”

Given the sentiment, here are some of the resident’s favorite nightclubs and why they closed.

At one time, Broadway at the Beach was home to several clubs. Names like Oz the Experience, Malibu’s Surf Club, Revolutions, Froggy Bottomz, Club Boca and Broadway Louie’s were staples of the retail center. Additionally, Club Kryptonite sat next to Broadway at the Beach.

But all these historic spots are now closed. In 2009, Club Kryptonite, the current location of Legends in Concert, closed in Nov. 2009 after Burroughs & Chapin served the club owners an eviction notice for unpaid rent, The Sun News reported at the time. The 21,000-square-foot club struggled during the Great Recession, and interest had declined before its closure, The Sun News reported at the time.

Revolutions, a 70s-themed nightclub that opened when Broadway at the Beach opened in 1995, shuttered in 2015. It closed in parts because Broadway at the Beach underwent renovations, turning Celebrity Circle into The Avenue, The Sun News reported in 2018.

Several other nightclubs closed their doors partly due to the changes, as Froggy Bottomz and Club Boca also ceased operations. Broadway Louie’s followed them soon after, as the sport and karaoke bar closed in 2018.

Oz the Experience and Malibu’s Surf Club, another founding night club of Broadway at the Beach known for the massive shark on one of its inside walls, closed as well in 2020. Both shut down due to the Pandemic and never re-opened.

Other Myrtle Beach establishments closed for different reasons. Studebaker’s, a well-known Shag Dancing spot, shut down in 2010 due to the economic slowdown following the Great Recession.

William Greene began shag dancing when he was 11 after watching videotapes of other kids dancing at Studebaker’s.

“I’ve been dancing my whole life,” he said in an interview with The Sun News. “I believe that everybody’s given something in life, and I was just given that ability to dance because I can’t play football.”

At 12, Greene competed in his first National Shag Dance Championships at the club, now a three-time winner, and he remembers the neon signs, the large dance floor, people cheering the dancers on from the upstairs area and the 1950s soda shop atmosphere of the club.

“As a kid, even though you’re watching it on a VHS tape, and you’re seeing it on TV, and you think these people are celebrities,” Greene said. “You’d look at that, and you’re like, ‘Man, I hope someday I can go there, and I hope I can meet these people.’ When you go there, it’s even bigger than you could imagine as a kid.”

Greene, whose favorite competition memory was winning his first title in 1991, added Studebaker’s is synonymous with nationals despite being closed.

“When they stopped doing the Nationals there, I think it really broke a lot of people’s hearts,” he added. “that Studebaker’s (sign) the way it was written in the cursive with the bright, neon light, I’ll just remember that for the rest of my life.”

Mother Fletcher’s was known for handing out free t-shirts and holding contests for spring breakers when it opened on the oceanfront in 1992, according to a 2005 Sun News article. But it too ran into financial trouble, and after failing to pay rent, Burroughs & Chapin evicted Mother Fletcher in 2005.

Xanadu closed in 2005, too, as Mother Fletcher’s owner also owned Xanadu, but it was a legal intervention that helped close one of Myrtle Beach’s most raucous clubs.

Freaky Tiki was known for holding raunchy wet t-shirt contests, and the loud noise emanating from the club along with Mother Fletcher’s annoyed hotel owners, The Sun News reported in 2004.

Tiki’s lewd contests also ran afoul of the city’s adult entertainment laws, and in February 2006, a Horry County Judge issued a permanent injunction against the club, closing it for that summer, The Sun News reported at the time.

Changing tastes can also be partly to blame for Myrtle Beach’s nightclubs disappearing. Myrtle Beach wanted a more family-oriented image, and cruising Ocean’s Blvd. was incompatible with that vision.

After Mother Fletcher’s closed in 2005, Burroughs & Chapin declined to replace it with a new nightclub despite receiving overtures, The Sun News reported at the time.

“Downtown is moving in a new direction,’‘ a Burrough & Chapin spokesperson told The Sun News at the time.

Ben Morse is the Retail and Leisure Reporter for The Sun News. Morse covers local business, Coastal Carolina University and high school sports. Morse previously worked as an intern for The Island Packet covering local government. Morse graduated from American University in 2023 with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism and economics, and he is originally from Prospect, Kentucky.

Holiday Magic in Myrtle Beach

This is the place to be during the holidays with plenty of festive shows and eventsWith its 60 miles of stunning sandy beaches, mild subtropical weather, and events and activities to please a variety of tastes, South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach is an ideal spot for groups to visit any time of the year. But during the holiday season, Myrtle Beach goes above and beyond when it comes to special festive events, making this popular beach destination a must-visit spot even more. Here, we spotlight a few of those events to add to your ho...

This is the place to be during the holidays with plenty of festive shows and events

With its 60 miles of stunning sandy beaches, mild subtropical weather, and events and activities to please a variety of tastes, South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach is an ideal spot for groups to visit any time of the year. But during the holiday season, Myrtle Beach goes above and beyond when it comes to special festive events, making this popular beach destination a must-visit spot even more. Here, we spotlight a few of those events to add to your holiday travel list, whether or not you’ve been naughty or nice. Season’s greetings, indeed.

Winter Wonderland at The Beach transforms the Boardwalk in downtown Myrtle Beach into a sparkling holiday dreamland, filled with holiday magic and twinkling lights. This beautiful walk-through light show includes areas themed with different types of lights, some beach-themed and others more classically themed. Local businesses get into the holiday spirit as well, decorating their exteriors. The light display is free, and the brand-new Family Fun Zone features s’mores stations, street curling and a snow angel yard. Another new feature this year: Holiday music will be piped in through speakers along the light trail path, adding to festive vibe. Additionally, enjoy more sounds of the season, including strolling carolers, DJs and local performers, such as the Pied Piper of Percussion Steve Gribb. Entertainment takes place regularly on the oceanfront stage in Plyler Park.

Myrtle Beach’s love for the holidays can also be found in the many family-friendly live theater productions taking place around town, ranging from ice shows to light shows to traditional variety shows. At The Alabama Theatre enjoy “The South’s Grandest Christmas Show,” an annual production that features beautiful scenery, exquisite costumes and incredible special effects. Over at The Carolina Opry, “The Christmas Show of the South” has been entertaining theater goers for some 38 years with its beloved show. At the “Christmas Show” at Pirates Voyage, travel along with Captain Scrooge as he discovers the true meaning of Christmas along with a comical castaway and her sea lion friend. Magic and illusion are the focus at the Charles Bach Wonders Theatre with their “The Wonders of Christmas—A Holiday Magic Spectacular.” And if nights in shining armor is on your holiday wish-list, Medieval Times is happy to oblige with a castle decorated in full Christmas regalia to accompany the pageantry, jousting and multicourse feast.

Named the “Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina” by Travel+Leisure magazine, this beloved holiday event features more than 2,7000 hand-lit candles and millions of sparkling lights decorating the already stunning gardens of Brookgreen. Stroll the paths with a warm cup of cider in hand and the sounds of live holiday music and carolers in the background as you take in this spectacular light show, which starts at the end of November and runs through the entire month of December. Up the festive factor and enjoy dinner at Harvest Restaurant, which is located inside the Gardens and serves everything from soups and salads to burgers, sandwiches, fish and more.

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Plane with Myrtle Beach ties crashes on NC interstate after engine failure: Reports

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WPDE) — A plane that crashed on a North Carolina interstate Thursday night has ties to Myrtle Beach.According to FlightAware, a plane with tail number N907L left from Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) on Thursday at 1:51 p.m. and landed at Knoxville Downtown Island Airport (DKX) ...

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WPDE) — A plane that crashed on a North Carolina interstate Thursday night has ties to Myrtle Beach.

According to FlightAware, a plane with tail number N907L left from Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) on Thursday at 1:51 p.m. and landed at Knoxville Downtown Island Airport (DKX) at 5:09 p.m. The site shows the plane then took off from Knoxville at 7:36 p.m. before it made a "forced landing" in Asheville on Interstate 26 at 8:13 p.m.

The plane also took two trips departing from and landing at MYR just hours before the flight to Knoxville. A history of past flights shows numerous trips to and from MYR and other nearby airports.

A preliminary report from the FAA states there were two people on board, the pilot and a passenger. The aircraft occupants declared mayday due to engine failure and smoke in the cockpit, per the report.

The two on board escaped the firey crash with non-life threatening injuries, authorities told our ABC affiliate in Ashville.

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According to LiveATC.Net, which provides live air traffic control broadcasts from control towers and radar facilities around the world, the plane's occupants first reported problems with oil pressure and two ECU failures.

"We're losing all engine power," the plane's occupants told the tower. "Looks like, honestly, with our best glide, we’re probably not going to make it.”

However, they were able to get the engine restarted.

We just heard a big bang, though, so we may lose it again here," the occupants said.

They then reported that the plane had about half power and there was smoke in the cockpit.

"Aircraft is about four miles from the field. They managed to get their engine back up. They’re at half-power. Two souls on board, 30 gallons of fuel," the tower said.

The plane's occupants can then be heard telling the tower they would probably have to put down on the freeway.

We’re hearing from the radar room the pilot’s going to try to land on I-26. He’s not able to get his engine back up," the tower said. "Aircraft currently on fire. Plane is on the ground and the two passengers made it out before it caught on fire.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCHP), the plane hit power lines that crossed I-26 and one wing hit a tractor-trailer. The plane was engulfed in flames.

The truck had property damage, but the driver was not injured, NCHP said.

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Jon Austin, a spokesman for Lift Training Academy, which is the plane's aircraft operator, released the following statement in regard to the crash:

On Thursday evening, one of our LIFT training flights made an emergency landing on a highway near Asheville, North Carolina. Our certificated flight instructor used their training and experience to land the aircraft without serious injury to themselves or any injury to persons on the ground. We are proud of the skill and composure our pilot and flight student demonstrated throughout the event and grateful to the first responders who attended to the scene to aid our pilots and secure the site. We have a team onsite assisting our pilots and the NTSB in its investigation. Per our standard procedures, we have instituted a 24-hour safety stand down for all LIFT operations.

Plane from Myrtle Beach pilot school crashes on N.C. interstate

The two on board the plane are expected to be okay, reports say ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WMBF/FOX Carolina) - A preliminary report from the Federal Aviation Administration reveals what led up to a plane crashing and catching fire Thursday on a North Carolina interstate.The single-engine Diamond DA-40 crashed around 8:15 p.m. along I-26 in Asheville, leaving the plane “destroyed,” according to the report.While in flight, the small plane declared “mayday” because of an engine failure and smoke in the cock...

The two on board the plane are expected to be okay, reports say

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WMBF/FOX Carolina) - A preliminary report from the Federal Aviation Administration reveals what led up to a plane crashing and catching fire Thursday on a North Carolina interstate.

The single-engine Diamond DA-40 crashed around 8:15 p.m. along I-26 in Asheville, leaving the plane “destroyed,” according to the report.

While in flight, the small plane declared “mayday” because of an engine failure and smoke in the cockpit, the report states.

Our sister station in Greenville, Fox Carolina, reports that two people on board the plane and sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Fox Carolina also obtained an audio recording of the plane’s communication with air traffic control.

“Mayday, mayday, we’ve got oil pressure failure, it looks like, and two ECU failures,” the pilot can be heard saying. “We’re coming in.”

The pilot later says the engine lost all power but was able to get it restarted to half-power shortly after.

“Just to let you know guys know, we’ve got our engine restarted,” the pilot said. “We just heard a big bang, though, so we may lose it again here.”

The pilot then reported smoke coming into the cockpit. Unable to make it to the airport, the plane was forced to land on I-26 leading to the fiery crash.

The tractor-trailer driver was not hurt but their truck was damaged, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

The plane is operated by LIFT Academy and left the Myrtle Beach International Airport at 1:51 p.m. before landing in Knoxville, Tennessee, according to FlightAware. It later took off from Knoxville and crashed in Asheville after that.

According to officials from the Asheville Regional Airport, as the pilot approached the airport, they reported they might need help. However, officials confirmed they were unable to make it to the airport and were forced to land on I-26.

A spokesperson from LIFT Academy provided WMBF News with this statement on Friday:

“On Thursday evening, one of our LIFT training flights made an emergency landing on a highway near Asheville, North Carolina. Our certificated flight instructor used their training and experience to land the aircraft without serious injury to themselves or any injury to persons on the ground. We are proud of the skill and composure our pilot and flight student demonstrated throughout the event and grateful to the first responders who attended to the scene to aid our pilots and secure the site. We have a team onsite assisting our pilots and the NTSB in its investigation. Per our standard procedures, we have instituted a 24-hour safety stand down for all LIFT operations.”

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