Shaw Aircraft Crash
Release Number: 040601
Published April 13, 2006
An Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashed around 5:40 p.m. today 30 miles off the coast of South Carolina.
The aircraft was from Shaw Air Force Base, SC. At the time of the accident, it was participating in a training mission.
One person was on board. The pilot’s condition is unknown at this time. The name will be released upon notification of next-of-kin.
The Coast Guard has responded to the scene.
A board of officers will investigate the accident. As soon as additional details become available, they will be provided.