A Dassault Falcon 50, registered as N114TD, overran Runway 19 while landing yesterday afternoon at South Carolina’s Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU), killing the two pilots and critically injuring the two passengers. After running off the paved runway at about 1:30 p.m., the trijet went down a nearly 40-foot drop-off and through a perimeter fence before coming to rest across a road, with the nose severed from the fuselage at around the main entry door.
First responders said a small fire broke out after the aircraft came to rest, but that it was extinguished quickly. They also said an unspecified amount of fuel had leaked from the Falcon into the ditch, adding that the fire department had this fuel contained and is now working to clean it up.
Runway 01/19 is 5,393 feet long and has an Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) installed on the end of Runway 01 to safely slow aircraft following an overrun. There was no EMAS at the end of Runway 19, which was in use yesterday afternoon. Weather just shortly after the accident was reported as VFR—visibility of 10 miles and an overcast layer at 3,100 feet—with winds from 200 degrees at eight knots.