F-16, Cessna collide midair in South Carolina

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SOUTH CAROLINA (WCBD) – An F-16 and a Cessna collided midair in South Carolina on Tuesday, officials said.

Berkeley County spokesperson Michael Mule confirmed that there was a plane crash at Lewisfield Plantation in Moncks Corner.

A witness called WISH-TV’s sister station News 2 and said he saw two planes collide in the air and saw a huge explosion, describing it as a “ball of fire in the air.”

A source tells News 2 that an F-16 and a small plane were involved in the crash and Berkeley County Fire has also confirmed the crash involved an F-16 and a Cessna. The pilot of the F-16 was ejected.

SCONFIRE.COM confirmed the crash in a post on Facebook:

2015-07-07 11:17 EDT | SC | MONCKS CORNER |**AIRCRAFT CRASH**| COOPER RIVER | IN THE AREA OF LEWISFIELD PLANTATION| REPORTED AS A "PLANE COLLISION" MULTIPLE RESOURCES ENROUTE | SC-01 | Map

Posted by SConFire.com on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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