BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The body of the pilot of a Cessna C-150 that collided midair with an F-16 from Shaw Air Force Base was located by divers Wednesday afternoon.
Crews located the remains of Joseph Johnson, 30, of Moncks Corner, at approximately 4:30 p.m., according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury.
The crash happened Tuesday at 11:02 a.m. over Berkeley County.
An National Transportation Safety Board investigator said the Johnsons had taken off from the Berkeley County Airport just minutes before the crash happened for a short day trip to Myrtle Beach and had planned to return home the same day. Witnesses reported the F-16 hit the Cessna "broadside," Salisbury said.
Crash investigators are continuing to collect evidence from the crash sites of both planes.