Pilot makes emergency landing on Jekyll Island

Plane on Jekyll Island

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - A pilot headed to Saint Simons Island had to make an emergency landing before reaching his destination, Friday afternoon.

Jekyll Island Authority says the private owner was running low on fuel while making his way to the airport, so he had to land on Jekyll Island’s beach.

Officials say a person from the airport in Saint Simons actually came to the rescue to refuel the plane, and the pilot continued onto his destination.

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