Parts of the F-16 landed in a nearby mobile home park

Parts of the F-16 landed in a nearby mobile home park

Officials at Shaw Air Force Base said the F-16 pilot ejected to safety and was being treated for his injuries.

But the two people aboard the smaller plane, a two-seater Cessna C150, were both killed, it emerged later.

The collision happened at about 11:00 local time (16:00 GMT) roughly 11 miles (17km) north of Charleston.

The National Transportation Safety has launched an investigation into the crash.

Military jets from Shaw Air Force Base, outside of Columbia, routinely fly training missions over eastern South Carolina and the Atlantic.

Agencies

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