UPDATE: Shaw AFB deceased pilot identified

One pilot was killed when their F-16CM Fighting Falcon crashed at approximately 11:30 p.m., June 30, at Shaw Air Force Base.

Dead is 1st Lt. David Schmitz, a 77th Fighter Squadron pilot.

The aircraft, assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing, was on a routine training mission at the time of the crash. As soon as additional details become available, information will be provided.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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