The two aircraft collided around 1100 local time and came down near Old Highway 52 at Lewisfield Plantation. The Viper’s wreckage can be seen strewn across the campground on Berkeley Country Club and in an adjacent wooded area, right next to the Cooper River. Initial reports have the C150 down in the river itself.
The pilot of the F-16, based at nearby Shaw Air Force Base, was able to eject and was transported by ground to a local hospital. There are no reports on the status of the Cessna’s pilot or occupants at this time. So far it appears that nobody on the ground was injured by any debris.
There are very few details at this point, but we will update you with more info when we have it.
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