UPDATED 5:32 a.m. June 8, 2016- The South Carolina National Guard will hold a press conference Wednesday morning in Eastover South Carolina. The presser will address the collision of two F-16 fighter jets over a rural portion of Jefferson County, GA. The pilots, who both ejected safely from their aircraft, were part of the 169th Fighter Wing called the “Swamp Fox.” The South Carolina National Guard posted the following announcement on its Facebook page over night:To all of our Swamp Fox families and followers:Two S.C. Air National Guard F-16 fighter jets crashed near Jefferson County, Ga.Two F-16 fighter jets assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing crashed at approximately 9:15 p.m. tonight over a military operating area in Jefferson County, Ga.
UPDATED 1:00 a.m. June 8, 2016 – The South Carolina Air National Guard say Two F-16 fighter jets crashed above a military operating area near Jefferson County, Georgia.
The South Carolina Air National Guard says both pilots of each of the single-seat aircraft ejected safely after a mid-air collision while performing routine night-flying operations.
Officials say a safety board has been activated and the U.S. Air Force will be conducting a detailed safety investigation.
Stay tuned to News Channel Six for the latest on this developing story.
Louisville, GA (WJBF) – Jefferson County Fire Officials say two pilots are okay after their planes collided in Louisville.
Officials say two small planes collided just after 9:30 Tuesday night.
Both pilots were able to eject from their planes safely.
One pilot was found immediately and short search took place for the second pilot who was found just before 11:30 Tuesday night.
Officials say both pilots are expected to be fine.
The cause of the collision is under investigation.