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F-16, small plane collide over S. Carolina

4 years 1 month 1 week ago Tuesday, July 07 2015 Jul 7, 2015 July 07, 2015 11:32 AM July 07, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

CHARLESTON, SC - 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.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that collision happened around 11 a.m. Tuesday about 11 miles north of Charleston.

It was not immediately known how many people were on board the smaller plane or if any of them survived.

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