An Air Force F-16 fighter jet and a small private plane collided in midair over Charleston, South Carolina, on Tuesday according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the fighter jet collided with a Cessna C150 around 11 a.m. ET. The collision occurred roughly 11 miles north of Charleston.
A Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter lowered an EMT to the crash scene to assist with one injured person. The chopper was already airborne in the area on a training mission when the crash happened and diverted to the scene.
Defense officials told NBC News that reports indicate the military pilot safely ejected from the F-16 before it crashed.
It’s not looking good for the pilot of the Cessna.