JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (WUSA9) -- Officials are trying to figure out how two F-16C Falcon aircraft collided on Thursday night off the coast of Chincoteague, Va.
The F-16C jets were assigned to the 113th Wing D.C. Air National Guard and were part of a routine training mission off the coast of Chincoteague, Va. late Thursday night when they crashed, say officials.
Officials tell us that one pilot safely ejected from his aircraft, and was recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard. National Guard officials tell us that an automated Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking distress signal from an ejection seat registered to an Air National Guard plane alerted Coast Guard watchers to the situation at approximately 10:28 p.m. Thursday.
Originally posted by cavtrooper7
I have seen an F16 in dogfighting over Ft Carson against Colo's NG Corsairs(ONE A7 buzzed me that day and knocked me over while we were on top of a plateau,but that is because they were Vietnam vets and world record pilots!) they are agile beyond the pilots ability to survive the capability. Great dog fighters.edit on 2-8-2013 by cavtrooper7 because: missplled