KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a small plane landed on the beach on Kiawah Island near the Ocean Course, the site of next week's PGA Championship, so the pilot could take some pictures.
Maj. Jim Brady of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office says the plane landed around 11:15 a.m. Thursday and got stuck for a while in soft sand.
Brady said the pilot, who was not immediately identified, was flying from Tampa to New Jersey and decided to stop and take the photos. The plane was freed from the sand and took off again around noon.
Brady said while the landing was unusual, it did not violate Federal Aviation Administration rules so no charges were filed.