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BREAKING: F-16 Fighter Jet Collides With Cessna Airplane Above South Carolina

July 07, 2015

A military F-16 collided with a privately owned Cessna 150 in the skies about 11 miles north of Charleston, SC.

The Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, SC has confirmed that the jet was from their base.

The pilot of the jet ejected and has been accounted for, no word yet on the pilot on the Cessna or if there were additional passengers.


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An Air Force spokeswoman says the pilot of a crashed F-16 fighter jet ejected to safety.

Maj. Morshe Araujo, a spokeswoman at Air Force headquarters at the Pentagon, says the F-16 originated from Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. Araujo says the pilot of the jet, which collided with a Cessna, ejected safely.

Lt. Jenny Hyden at Shaw Air Force Base says the pilot was taken to the base for observation, though she did not disclose his condition.

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