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Two F-16’s Collide Mid-Air In South Carolina: Pilots Eject Safely

June 08, 2016

Two South Carolina Air National Guard fighter jets collided mid-air Tuesday night during advanced night training in Georgia.

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According to a statement from the South Carolina Air National Guard, the two pilots ejected safely before the collision in Jefferson County, Georgia. No injuries were reported.

The two pilots were taken to a Georgia hospital to be evaluated before they were returned to South Carolina.

The two jets were assigned to the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base.

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The Air Force intends to conduct a safety investigation into the collision, according to officials.

The two pilots were not identified in the crash.

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