Banner plane crashes

A banner plane crashed Thursday in the ocean just off North Myrtle Beach. Reports indicated that nobody was seriously injured.

City spokeswoman Nicole Aiello told The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News that the pilot was the only person aboard and that he suffered minor injuries.

The newspaper reported that several witnesses said the plane may have struck the banner of another plane before crashing.

A section of the beach was briefly closed as authorities checked for fuel spills from the plane, which could be seen upside-down in the water.