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Authorities Release Identity of Second Pilot Killed in Crash

October 01, 2018

GREENVILLE, SC- reports that investigators from the National Transportation and Safety Board have been gathering information about a fatal jet crash that took place at the Greenville Downtown Airport on Thursday, September 28, 2018. The crash took place at about 1:40 p.m. when a Falcon 50 jet came down killing both the pilot and the co-pilot and injuring two passengers.*

The plane, a 12-passenger private jet, was reportedly attempting to land when the accident occurred. 

Authorities identified 49-year-old John Christian Caswell as one of the victims, and 66-year-old Stephen George Fox as the other fatality. Caswell died at the scene of the crash. Fox was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

Two passengers aboard the flight were transported to the hospital and were listed as being in serious condition following the crash.

According to the Coroner, all four people aboard the plane were caught in the plane’s wreckage after it came down. One of the injured passengers underwent surgery while the other was reportedly conscious and was speaking. 

The plane veered off the runway and crashed through a fence before falling down a steep 200-foot “safety area.” The plane ended up on Airport Road where it broke apart. 

The injuries and deaths were the result of blunt force trauma that occurred when the plane hit the ground nose first. 

Reports indicate that the flight originated in Tampa, Florida. Investigators will be examining the flight data, and the voice recorder and other information in order to piece together the cause of the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board is studying the remains of the plane and its machines. The pilots each had over 5,000 flight hours.

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