The United States Air Force (USAF) lost one of its fighter jet aircraft today in a mid air collision. An F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed near Charleston, South Carolina, after colliding with a civilian Cessna aircraft.
Witnesses reported an “explosion in the sky” above Highway 52 near Cooper River, in Berkeley County. The F-16’s pilot ejected safely. The debris from the plane is strewn on the ground near Lewisfield Plantation.
Local firefighters and first responders are on the scene in search of the wreckage of the civilian plane. A helicopter is deployed to look for missing plane. No information is currently available on how many people were on board the Cessna.