F-16, small plane collide in midair in SC, 2 killed

By The Associated Press


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ 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.

The two people that were aboard the Cessna were killed and the plane was destroyed. The pilot of the F-16 was able to eject and was uninjured.

The National Transportation Safety Board spokesman, Peter Knudson, says there are not yet any details on what caused the collision or where the planes were traveling.

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