Coroner: Missing pilot from aircraft crash located

Coroner: Missing pilot from aircraft crash located

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.

Michael Johnson, 68, Joseph's father, was also killed in the crash. His body was recovered early Wednesday morning.

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.

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