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F-16 collides mid-air with small plane, killing two in South Carolina

Updated: 08 Jul 2015
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Parts of the F-16 landed in a nearby mobile home park
    
A small plane has collided in mid-air with a F-16 fighter jet over South Carolina, killing two people and sending debris into a mobile home park. 
 
Officials at Shaw Air Force Base said the F-16 pilot ejected to safety and was being treated for his injuries. 
 
But the two people aboard the smaller plane, a two-seater Cessna C150, were both killed, it emerged later. 
 
The collision happened at about 11:00 local time (16:00 GMT) roughly 11 miles (17km) north of Charleston. 
  
The National Transportation Safety has launched an investigation into the crash.
  


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Military jets from Shaw Air Force Base, outside of Columbia, routinely fly training missions over eastern South Carolina and the Atlantic.
  
SOURCE:
BBC
 
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