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PlayF-16 fighter jets collide; both pilots eject safely Facebook Twitter Google Plus Embed F-16 fighter jets collide; both pilots eject safely 0:19 Two F-16 fighter pilots ejected safely when their jets collided over Georgia late Tuesday, officials said. The jets had been performing "routine night-flying operations" when the incident occurred at around 9:15 p.m. ET, said the South Carolina Air National Guard. Image: A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Fighter Wing, prepares for landing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., April 11, 2015. Ashleigh S. Pavelek / U.S. Air National Guard, file The pilots — assigned to the 169th Fighter Wing out of McEntire Joint National Guard Base in South Carolina — were flying over a military-operating area in Jefferson County, about 150 miles southwest of the base. The aircraft was destroyed, but the pilots were found, treated at a hospital and released, said Col. Nicholas Gentile of the 169th Fighter Wing Commander. The training "was very regular for us," Gentile said at a news conference early Wednesday.