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Father And Son Identified In Midair Plane Crash Involving A Cessna 150 And F16

July 8, 2015 - The pilot and passenger of a Cessna 150 that was involved in deadly midair plane crash with an Air Force F-16C fighter jet have been identified as father and son, pilot Joseph Johnson, 30, and his father Michael Johnson, 68, both where from Moncks County, South Carolina. The father and son where headed to Myrtle Beach.

On Tuesday, the Cessna 150, N3601V, which was owned by Joseph Johnson was involved in a midair crash with a United States Air Force F16C Fighting Falcon. The pilot of the F16 jet, Maj. Aaron Johnson from the 55th Fighter Squadron was able to eject safely form the F16, he was the only person onboard the F16.

The midair crash occurred around 11:30 AM, the Cessna 150 broke up considerably after the collision, with plane parts raining down over a marshy wooded area near Moncks Corner, South Carolina, both aircraft were destroyed. Both pilot and passenger of the Cessna 150 were killed.

A witness reported the F16 broadsided the Cessna 150 said Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury. The F16 pilot who is based out of Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. was flying solo and practicing instrument approaches into a military base. It was reported that the F16 pilot was in communication with Charleston air traffic controllers. Another witness reported seeing the two planes collide, then a “ball of fire".

Just days before the crash both Joseph Johnson and his father Michael Johnson was dealing with the loss of Michael's brother and his wife. On Saturday, Michael's brother James and his wife Beverly were found dead in their Missouri house. It was reported that James and Beverly's 16 year old grandson has been arrested and charged with their deaths.


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