Pilot Identified in GVL Crash

Pilot and co-pilot from FL

Ken Pauli
September 28, 2018 - 10:48 am
Plane crash and Greenville's downtown airport

Image: Greenville PD


Both the pilot and co-pilot have now been identifed in that plane crash that happened yesterday (Thursday, Sept 27) at Greenville's downtown Airport (GMU).

49 year old John Christian Caswell is from Port St. Lucie, FL, and was the pilot of the plane.  The co-pilot was 66 year old Stephen George Fox of Indian Rocks, FL. Caswell died at the scene, while Fox was pronounced dead at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  

The two passengers on board, identifed as husband and wife, have not had their names released yet.  They are said to be in critical condition at Greenville Memorial.

The fuselage of the plane business jet broke in half when, on landing, it plunged down the embankment at the end of the runway. NTSB investigators will be looking into the case of the accident.  GMU Airport Director Joe Frasher says the plane was equipt with both a flight data and voicer recorder.  He said that one of the three engines was still running after the crash and some aircraft mechanics were able to help firefighters shut it down. 

Airport Road, between Airport Road Ext. and Transit Drive, will be closed through at least Sunday. The roadway is blocked by the wreckage of  the plane wreck. Police ask that you do not attempt to go around the barricades.


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