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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Man and his adult son killed in plane collision

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Man and his adult son killed in plane collision

Investigators say they have not yet determined what caused an F-16 and a small Cessna to collide over South Carolina

Man and his adult son killed in plane collision

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Here is a look at the latest news about an F-16 fighter jet that the Federal Aviation Administration says collided with a small plane over South Carolina:

Investigators say they have not yet determined what caused an F-16 and a small Cessna to collide over South Carolina, killing a man and his son.

NTSB investigator Dennis Diaz told reporters Wednesday that his first goal is to document the two crash sites, which are about 10 miles apart. He also says the F-16 pilot, who survived, will be interviewed. However, that may not happen for several days.

Diaz says investigators will look at flight data recorders and interview witnesses, though that is expected to take months.

Diaz would not comment on the direction, speed or altitude at which either aircraft was traveling.
Coroner Bill Salisbury says Michael Johnson’s body was found in the Cooper River. The search for his son Joseph Johnson’s body is being conducted in the same area.

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