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MediaAdvisory: AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT AT CHARLESTON

Release Number: 132015

A Shaw Air Force Base F-16 C Fighting Falcon and civilian aircraft collided today near Joint Base Charleston at 11:30 a.m.

The F-16 pilot safely ejected and was taken to Joint Base Charleston for a health assessment.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of anyone aboard the civilian aircraft.

A team of investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will convene to determine the cause of the crash.

There is no further information available at this time.

The NTSB media representative is Peter Knudson can be reached at 202-314-6100.