Mid-air plane crash victims identified as father and son

The aircraft collided over South Carolina on July 7, 2015.

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) – A coroner says a man and his adult son were on board a small plane that collided with an F-16 fighter jet over South Carolina.

Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said Wednesday that authorities have recovered the body of 68-year-old Michael Johnson, the passenger.

They are still searching for the body of his son, 30-year-old Joseph Johnson, who was piloting the plane.

>>Gallery: F-16, small plane collide over S.C.

Federal investigators and local authorities have been combing through a wide swath of rural, sparsely populated land as they try to determine what caused the collision.

The small Cessna was completely destroyed.

Officials from Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter said in a news release that the jet’s pilot ejected from his aircraft safely.

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