Air Force Fighter Jet Collided With Private Plane: FAA – NBC News

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.

via Air Force Fighter Jet Collided With Private Plane: FAA – NBC News.

It’s not looking good for the pilot of the Cessna.

2 thoughts on “Air Force Fighter Jet Collided With Private Plane: FAA – NBC News”

  1. I don’t expect the bug smasher pilot to be found alive. One thing that has caused concern in the past is military planes using GA aircraft for tracking exercises. Several of my friends in the NorVA area found themselves being tracked by AC out of Oceana a time or two. Back in the 70s one Navy pilot misjudged the closing rate and ended up rear ending the bug smasher. I’m wondering if this isn’t something along those lines.

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