CHARLESTON, S.C. — Local and federal officials say a single-engine airplane landed on a South Carolina beach so the pilot could take a picture.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the Federal Aviation Administration says the Piper PA-12 landed on a beach on Sullivan’s Island on Saturday.

FAA spokesman Jim Peters cited police who said the pilot took pictures and then took off before officers could catch him.

Peters said the FAA is investigating whether the landed was legal.


Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com