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F-16s from Shaw AFB collide off coast

The Coast Guard is using two helicopters and two service vessels to search the Atlantic Ocean for one F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and the pilot assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing from Shaw Air Force Base.

A Shaw spokesman says two fighter planes collided about 40 miles east of Folly Beach, near Charleston, Thursday night around 8:30 pm.

One F-16 was able to land safely at Charleston Air Force Base. The pilot is being examined by Air Force medical personnel.

The pilot of the second aircraft, Capt. Nicholas Giglio, is still missing this morning.

The aircrafts were participating in night training maneuvers.

The Navy and Air Force are also helping in the search.

A board of officers will investigate the accident.

Stay with NewsChannel 15 and CarolinaLive.com on this developing story.

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