MILITARY JET COLLIDES WITH SMALLER AIRCRAFT OVER SOUTH CAROLINA’S SKIES …
(UPDATED COVERAGE: HERE)
|| By FITSNEWS || An F-16 fighter jet struck a Cessna 150M in a mid-air collision in the skies over South Carolina on Tuesday morning, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials have confirmed.
Emergency responders in Berkeley County, S.C. responded to reports of a plane crash at Lewisfield Plantation in Moncks Corner, S.C. Meanwhile a huge chunk of wreckage was found by a nearby campsite – part of a “large debris area” related to the crash.
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A witness told local television station WCBD TV 2 (NBC – Charleston, S.C.) he saw a huge “ball of fire in the air” in the aftermath of the mid-air impact.
Berkeley County first responders told another local television – WCSC TV 5 (CBS – Charleston, S.C.) – that the pilot of the F-16 ejected from the aircraft, and that toxic fumes were venting from the wreckage.
S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) officers are also reportedly responding to the crash site, which is located near U.S. Highway 52 near Lake Moultrie.
Multiple F-16 fighters are stationed out of Shaw Air Force base in Sumter, S.C. Other F-16 fighters are based at McEntire Joint National Guard Base near Eastover, S.C.
According to The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier, the S.C. Air National Guard reported that none of its planes were believed to be involved in the collision. Meanwhile insignia found on the wreckage appears to indicate the plane is part of the 55th Fighter Squadron of the 20th Fighter Wing – which is based out of Shaw.
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That looks like part of an engine, but it’s hard to tell due to poor picture quality. The female lemon head is kinda cute.
Part of the afterburner.
On the Pratt and Whitney F100 engine it is called a thrust augmenter and the piece shown is the engine nozzle
Shut up Goose, we all know that.
Apparently we all didn’t know the technical term for an after burner on an F-16 is a thrust augmentor…
How else are those lawn darts going to auger into the ground? To do it properly you need an augmentor… and the bigger the better.
I dunno, I’ve been a plane nut all my life, the F-16 is a great bird.
Prayers for all involved.
Jade Helm 15. Obama is coming for you.
Jade Helm 15 is one of the most amusing conspiracy theories out there right now. Time to descend into my bunker, munch on some rations, and listen to some Alex Jones.
…and watch for the contrails…I mean chemtrails. We’re spraying again tomorrow.
F-16 pilot error.
The other guy was flying a Cessna 150… that’s slightly larger than an ultralight and about as powerful as a riding lawn mower. He likely couldn’t get out of the F-16’s way if he saw him.
If the F-16 pilot was at fault, he needs to be kicked out of the service. That’s a bunch of tax money he wasted as well as the damage he caused to the people on the other plane.
I think you should make a sign and run down and march around outside the entrance to Shaw.
In other words, shut the fuck up.
While Grand Tango is the blog’s biggest idiot, you are the blog’s biggest asshole. Bask in the light; you deserve it.
I’m #1!!! I’m #1!!!
Will should give me a trophy or something.
Was anyone else on the judging committee, or did you make this decision all by yourself?
And you know that HOW, genius? He’s highly trained, any idiot you see on I-26 can get a license to fly one of those Cessnas…. and they probably fly as bad as they drive.
Kathryn C. Dennis ?on Twitter posted: @kathryn_dennis 59m59 minutes ago
Update: the small plane crashed in the rice field directly in front of my house and the people in it are friends of my family. Please pray.
So does this count as the T-Rav story of the week?
Not until FITS posts makes some salacious comment about Miss Dennis.
For it to count, does Fits have to call her a bimbo or can one of us do it?
I motion that all members of the peanut gallery have a right to declare bimbo or camera whore in all cases involving Ms Dennis, T-Rav, and/or Southern Charm.
Well it stands to reason that any time T-Rav is involved that any derivative of whore is appropriate (man whore, media whore, coke whore…) but does Ms. Dennis really ascribe to the “whore” level, bimbo certainly, slut probably but whore?
89$/hour I looked at the draft which said $9958@mk3
The queen of Moncks Corner speaks!
What do you think she does all day, it’s clear she doesn’t work… does she just sit around yelling at slaves?
Well Folks can switch back to “horrific” if it makes you happy.
How in the HELL did Will not reference that in the piece?!
What do you think is smarter, the chick in the Fire Department approved Nomex yoga pants or the roll of tape she’s holding?
Well being that she’s wearing a yellow helmet she’s not a SCFA certified fire fighter. Thus the reference to lemon head above.
That said, the tape may be smarter but the lemon head is probably more fun.
The F-16 is $160 million plane, doesn’t that thing have radar on it? Heck–even my boat has that.
No it doesn’t, the pilot flies by a compass and map.
Your boat sounds fancy.
A quick google tells me the F-16 does have a radar, a AN/APG-68 radar that is a long range Pulse-doppler radar designed by Westinghouse. It has a range of about 184 miles. That fighter should have seen that Cessna in Moncks Corner when it took off from Shaw Air Force Base.
And yes, my boat is pretty fancy. My Garmin GMR18XHD is only good for about 24 miles though.