Pilot killed in fighter jet crash at Shaw Air Force Base

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SUMTER, SC (AP) — A military pilot has died in the crash of a fighter jet at during a training mission at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.

20th Fighter Wing Commander Larry Sullivan confirmed the pilot’s death early Wednesday.

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The crash happened on the military base around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Base officials said the pilot was the only person on board the F-16CM Fighting Falcon.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.



The name of the pilot wasn’t immediately released.