U.S. Air Force F-16 Jet Crashed While On Training, Pilot Pronounced Dead


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On June 30th, a F-16 fighter jet crashed while on a routine training mission and the pilot died at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.

Emergency crews on the runway at Shaw Air Force Base after a F16 crashed Tuesday night. The pilot was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. pic.twitter.com/umSpNMRV3G

— JR Berry WLTX 🇺🇸 (@JRBerryWLTX) July 1, 2020

The jet, which was assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing and had only the pilot on board, crashed at approximately 11:30 p.m., according to a statement posted after midnight on June 30th on the base’s official Facebook page.

Update: Pilot confirmed deceased

The pilot of the F-16CM that crashed at approximately 2330 on June 30, 2020, during a routine training mission here at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., was pronounced dead. The name of the pilot is being withheld until 24 hours after next of kin notification. Out of respect and consideration for the family, we ask for your patience and to avoid speculation until we release more information.

Posted by Shaw Air Force Base on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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