Federal officials: F-16 jet, small plane collide in midair

Charleston (US): Federal officials say an F-16 fighter jet and a small plane have collided in midair over South Carolina.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement today that the fighter jet collided with a Cessna C150 late this morning. The collision happened about 11 miles (17 kilometers) north of Charleston.
No other details were immediately available.

North Charleston Fire Department spokeswoman Bianca Bourbeau says the agency has sent a chief and a marine unit to assist Berkeley County with a reported plane crash.

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