A fighter plane of the US Air Force crashed Tuesday evening during a training flight on an air force base in South Carolina, killing the pilot who was the sole occupant, was announced the Pentagon.
The plane, a fighter F-16, crashed to 23: 30 (03: 30 GMT Wednesday) on the Shaw Air Force Base, approximately 160 km north of Charleston, has indicated the basis in a press release.
The unit was on a training flight with a pilot aboard, who was killed in the accident, said the release, without indicating the cause of the crash.
This is the fourth serious accident of the pilots of the US Air Force in less than two months.
On 15 June, a pilot of the US Air Force based in the United Kingdom was killed when his F-15 was damaged in the North sea during a mission of routine training.
On 19 may, a stealth fighter of the latest generation F-35A crashed on landing after a night flight routine on the Eglin air force base, Florida. The pilot was able to eject.
On 15 may, a stealth aircraft of the previous generation, the F-22, crashed about twenty miles from the base of Eglin, during a test flight. Here, too, the pilot had ejected and had been evacuated in a state of ” stable “.