FAST FIVE: Pilot Dies After Fiery F-16 Crash At South Carolina As Another Training Mission Goes Horribly Wrong
Pilot Dies After Fiery F-16 Crash At South Carolina As Another Training Mission Goes Horribly Wrong Tyler Durden Wed, 07/01/2020 – 06:11 A routine training mission went horribly wrong late Tuesday after a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.
F-16 crash at Shaw Air Force Base Shaw Air Force Base officials announced early Wednesday morning that the pilot had died during the accident.
Base officials say an Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing crashed around 2330ET while on a “routine training mission.” The crash is under investigation, and there was no official word on the cause. Emergency crews on the runway at Shaw Air Force Base after a F16 crashed Tuesday night.
It's home to the 20th Fighter Wing, which is always combat-ready. This isn't the first costly (in terms of money and/or lives) training accident in recent months.
Back in May, a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II and Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor were lost during two separate training missions in Florida that both went awry.