GREENVILLE, S.C. — An Indian Rocks Beach man was killed in a plane crash in South Carolina on Thursday.

  • Pinellas man killed in a plane crash in South Carolina
  • Stephen Fox, 66, was co-pilot in Greenville, SC crash
  • FAA, NTSB investigating

According to the FAA, Stephen Fox, 66, was a co-pilot on a 12 passenger private jet that was landing at Greenville Downtown Airport.

The plane had overshot the runway, crashing on Tower Road, with the fuselage breaking in the cabin.

Fox and the pilot were flying a married couple on the small jet. 

The plane immediately started leaking fuel and caught fire. 

Stephen Fox, 66, of Indian Rocks Beach was the co-pilot on a private jet that crashed while landing at Greenville Downtown Airport. Fox died in the crash. (Family photo)

Fox was injured and taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The pilot also died in the crash. The passengers remain in critical condition. 

Fox and his son own a company called Clearwater Aviation, Inc., described to us as a flight school and charter service. Investigators told us Fox had logged more than 5,000 hours of flight time.

The accident is under investigation by the Greenville County Coroner’s office, in conjunction with the FAA and NSTB.

Authorities have not said where the flight originated from but a local news source said the plane was registered out of Delaware. 

Spectrum Bay News 9 reporter Trevor Pettiford contributed to this report.