MARION, S.C. -- A single-engine plane with three people on board crash landed on US 378 in southern Marion County Friday morning.

Marion County EMS Director Joey Price said that a fire broke out inside plane about 8:30 a.m. and it landed on the highway in the Gresham Community.

Marion County deputies along with South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers managed to push the plane to the side of the road to free up the flow of traffic.

FAA Spokesman Jim Peters identified the plane as a Cirrus SR22 and said the plane landed after an engine related problem.

Peters said the plane was flying from Mt. Pleasant to Raleigh, N.C., when it was forced to land

The FAA spokesman said his agency was investigating.

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