GREENVILLE, S.C. — Authorities say the two pilots killed when their mid-sized jet ran off a runway and split in two at a South Carolina airport were seasoned pilots on
National Transportation Safety Board investigator Dan Boggs said the Dassault Falcon that crashed Thursday at the Downtown Greenville Airport had a voice recorder, but he will need to examine the wreckage for a data recorder.
The 10-passenger jet broke in two after overshooting the runway. Authorities say two people on the plane were injured and are in serious condition.
The Greenville County Coroner’s Office identified the pilots as 49-year-old John Caswell of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, and 66-year-old Stephen Fox of Indian Rocks, Florida.
Boggs said at a news conference the plane took off from Tampa, Florida, and the weather was clear.
"We all saw it land, and for some reason, it did not stop," Frasher said.
Frasher said the crash, involving a Dassault Falcon 50 model, is the worst in at least 20 years at the airport.
The FAA was on site as well as the NTSB to investigate.