F-16 aircraft accident near Charleston

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A Shaw Air Force Base F-16C Fighting Falcon and civilian aircraft collided July 7 near Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, at 11:30 a.m.

Maj. Aaron Johnson, the F-16 pilot assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron, safely ejected and was taken to Joint Base Charleston for a health assessment.

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.

More information will be released as it becomes available. For further assistance, call (803) 895-1620.

(Updated as of July 8 at 11:20 a.m. EDT.)