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2 Air National Guard pilots eject after midair collision

LOUISVILLE, Ga. (AP) - The South Carolina Air National Guard says two F-16 fighter jet pilots ejected safely after a midair collision over eastern Georgia.

A news release from the Air National Guard says the collision happened Tuesday night around 9:15 p.m. during routine night-flying operations over a military operating area in Jefferson County, Georgia.

The jets were assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Fighter Wing.

The Air National Guard says local first responders were securing the area. There have been no reports of injuries on the ground.

The Air Force will conduct a safety investigation of the incident.

The collision comes after both of the military's precision flying teams suffered crashes last week. A Blue Angels F/A-18 crashed last Thursday in Tennessee while taking off for a practice session, killing the pilot. On the same day, a Thunderbirds F-16 crashed in Colorado but the pilot ejected safely.

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