An Air Force official says the pilot of a crashed F-16 fighter jet has been taken to a base in South Carolina for observation.

Lt. Jenny Hyden at Shaw Air Force Base says the pilot was taken to the base for observation, though she did not disclose his condition.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the fighter jet collided with a Cessna around 11 a.m. Tuesday about 11 miles north of Charleston.

It was not immediately known how many people were on board the smaller plane or if any of them survived.

Shaw Air Force Base said in a statement that a team of investigators would look into the cause of the crash.