NTSB: 2 aboard small plane killed when it collided with F-16 fighter jet over South Carolina

Posted at 12:24 PM, Jul 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-07 20:14:54-04

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Federal officials say an F-16 fighter jet and a small plane have collided in midair in South Carolina, killing both people aboard the civilian plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Tuesday that the fighter jet collided with a Cessna C150 around 11 a.m. The collision happened about 11 miles north of Charleston.

Both people aboard small plane died when it collided with F-16 fighter jet over South Carolina, the National Transportation Safety Board announced.

No other details were immediately available.

North Charleston Fire Department spokeswoman Bianca Bourbeau says the agency has sent a chief and a marine unit to assist Berkeley County with a reported plane crash, and will send other help as needed.