Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Pilot missing after fighter jets collide in US

US Air Force teams were searching for an F16 fighter pilot today after two fighter jets collided off the coast of South Carolina.

Senior Master Sgt Brad Fallin at Shaw Air Force Base said the planes collided at around 8.30pm local time, about 40 miles off Folly Beach, near Charleston, during night training exercises.

Each plane was carrying one person.

One jet landed safely at Charleston Air Force Base, but the location of the other plane and pilot was unknown.

The coastguard was also searching with two helicopters and two service vessels.

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