Courthouse News Service: F-16 and Small Plane Collide Near Charleston
But officials did not provide details about the condition of the pilot.
An Air Force spokeswoman says the pilot of a crashed F-16 fighter jet ejected to safety.
The NTSB is investigating the cause.
The Air Force has flown F-16s since the 1970s, though very few active-duty squadrons still fly them. Salisbury also said debris was scattered over a large area, mostly in a marsh, including a rice field. South Carolina Air National Guard has said none of their F-16s were involved.
The F-16 pilot, Air Force Maj.
A military aircraft and a small plane have crashed after colliding over South Carolina, local media reported on Tuesday.
No one was hurt by debris and no property damage has been reported, officials said.
Photo of a jet engine beside an RV camper in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.
Authorities are still searching for their bodies, and have not released their identities, Bill Salisbury, the Berkeley County coroner, told a news conference.
A spokesman for Berkeley County said the two planes collided over Lewisfield Plantation in Moncks Corner, a town about 45 minutes north of Charleston.
“I turned around, and I saw the jet”.
An F-16 fighter and a small plain collided in midair just outside of Charleston, S.C. on Tuesday, although there is no immediate word on fatalities. In comparison, an F-16 weighs almost 10 tons and measures approximately 50 feet in length, not counting weapons or fuel load.