GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) -- Neighbors on Tuesday recalled the moments a decommissioned British military jet crashed into their back yard while federal investigators searched for a cause.
"I heard something that sounded like something crashing or whatnot. And by the time I looked around, I saw the explosion. I heard the bang and then the explosion," said Earl Moore.
The scene in rural Georgetown County was much different on Tuesday. he yellow tape marking a perimeter around the crash site has been removed and law enforcement officials are gone. But the sights and sounds of the plan crashing into the ground behind a home are still vivid for the people who live in the area.
"It was like I was in a movie," said Moore, who described the land around his childhood home as a scene he would see out of Hollywood."I just never thought something like that would happen this close."
Moore said his first thought as he drove down the road and saw all the lights and cars was that something happened to one of the children there.
"I was just sick, very weak," he said.
That's when officials let her know there had been a plane crash. John Harris, a businessman from West Virginia, a husband and father, died in the crash.
"They got my sympathy. I don't know them, never see them but still I feel for them," Moore said.
Things have since quieted down around the Moore home, but the residue of what happened just feet away is still fresh.
Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration arrived Monday night and an NTSB representative arrived Tuesday morning. Officials left the scene before 2 p.m.