The fighter jet was on a routine training mission, base officials said. The pilot was brought to a hospital, CBS affiliate WLTX reports.
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An F-16 fighter jet on a routine training mission crashed late Tuesday night at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina, base officials said. The pilot was the only person on board.
CBS Columbia, South Carolina affiliate WLTX said early Wednesday he or she was brought to a hospital:
The pilot’s identity wasn’t disclosed.
The plane was an Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing.
The cause of the crash was under investigation.
The base’s Facebook page posted video of the crash scene off in the distance: