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F-16 crashes at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina

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:

Emergency crews on the runway at Shaw Air Force Base after a F16 crashed Tuesday night. The pilot was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. pic.twitter.com/umSpNMRV3G

— JR Berry WLTX 🇺🇸 (@JRBerryWLTX) July 1, 2020

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:

Scene of F-16 crash late on night of June 30, 2020 at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina is seen in distance in this still photo taken from video posted on the base’s Facebook page.

U.S. Air Force amn/nco/snco Facebook page

First published on July 1, 2020 / 2:36 AM

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