Tuesday, July 7, 2015

F-16 fighter jet and a small plane collide in midair in South Carolina


CHARLESTON, S.C. — Federal officials say an F-16 fighter jet and a small plane have collided in midair in South Carolina.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Tuesday that the fighter jet collided with a Cessna C150 around 11 a.m. The collision happened about 11 miles north of Charleston.

Defense officials tell ABC News that fighter jet is Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C. and the pilot ejected safely.

Witnesses who saw the crash described seeing a "ball of fire" after the collision, which sent pieces of both planes falling to the ground below Read more...

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