Crashed 19 kilometres off the coast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The F-16 was in a simulated air-to-air combat training exercise from Shaw AFB. The pilot, Captain James Sevick, ejected safely and was subsequently rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter. In August the wreckage of the aircraft was recovered from a depth of fifty feet. Cause of the crash was a faulty bearing in the engine which controls airflow. The result was low thrust and inability to retain altitude. Wreckage kept at Shaw AFB.
After the 33rd disbanded the 363rd Fighter Wing changed to the 20th the Squadrons redesignated I went to the 78th FS which was formerly the 19th i got to be the DCC of a brand new F-16c Block 50 after i left Shaw i learned the plane crashed in the Atlantic outside of Myrtle Beach SC