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F-16 jet, Cessna plane collide mid-air, crash near Charleston

By Becca Mitchell

Berkeley County, SC – An F-16 jet and a Cessna C-150 plane have both crashed in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, about 11 miles north of Charleston, according to reports, from WCSC.

The planes collided mid-air before crashing, according to reports from the FAA. Witnesses say the F-16 struck the Cessna broadside.

The Berkeley County Fire Department has confirmed that a pilot did eject from the F-16. He was located and is being transported to a hospital via helicopter.

The fuselage of the Cessna aircraft has been located in a nearby body of water. It is unknown how many people were onboard the plane. The Cessna C-150 is a two-seat aircraft.

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer has been sent in to assist any survivors, according to the Coast Guard.

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