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Shaw Aircraft Crash

Release Number: 040601

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.