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  • Fighter jet in plane crash in South Carolina.

    An F-16 fighter jet and a small Cessna plane crashed in midair today. The crash happened just a few miles north of Charleston, South Carolina.
    The SC National Guard said it was not one of their planes.
    Emergency crews are being sent from the City of Charleston to help the county units dealing with the crash.
    This is still breaking news and no further details are available at this time.

    http://www.kcbd.com/story/29492273/o...lide-in-midair

    UPDATE:
    The fighter plane was from Shaw Air Force base in South Carolina. The pilot was able to eject before the crash, and has been found and taken to the hospital.
    Apparently, parts of the crashed planes are in the river near there, but the Cessna either has not been located yet, or there is no informaion on the people inside that plane.
    here is an update with pictures.

    http://rt.com/usa/272242-fighter-jet-cessna-crash/
    Last edited by Tumbleweed; 07-07-2015, 12:28 PM. Reason: update

  • #2
    Energy = Mass X Velocity. The Cessna 150 would have had no chance.,but yes whatever the cause, the accidental death of two civilian aviators is cause for sorrow.I wonder if the F16 pilot even felt anything when the hit occurred. It would all have been just in a flash.

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    • #3
      Just to add on to bala's post, Reuters confirms that the two people aboard the Cessna 150 were both killed although authorities have still yet to locate their bodies. The pilot of the F-16 fighter jet is expected to make a full recovery and could resume flying new week.

      Fortunately, it appears that no one was injured on the ground from the flying debris. This NBC report says that debris was found as far away as 7 miles from the original crash site.

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      • #4
        It seems like the military is always crashing during practices. I live near two AFB's and there is constant crashing and deaths. These expensive machines don't seem to be functioning half of the time.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mairj23 View Post
          It seems like the military is always crashing during practices. I live near two AFB's and there is constant crashing and deaths. These expensive machines don't seem to be functioning half of the time.
          There has been NO indication that there was a malfunction of either of the planes. The pilot of the F-16 was in contact with the Charleston air traffic controllers when the accident occurred. No cause of the accident has been released at all, and the investigation is still ongoing.
          However, it appears that the Cessna had just taken off from the local county airport, which has no air traffic controllers, and they are saying that it is possible that the pilot of the Cessna had not even filed a flight plan.
          So maybe no one even knew that he was there ?
          The Cessna was piloted by a former Atlanta Braves baseball player, and his father was also killed. They have found the body of the father; but not the pilot.

          Even sadder, this family had just lost the brother and sister-in-law of the pilot's father in a double murder that was committed by their grandson. So this poor family has to be just beyond themselves with the shock and grief of losing so many family members all in one week.

          http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/07/09...sc-plane-f-16/
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