F-16 pilot missing - Our hopes, thoughts and prayers...

Real Estate Agent with Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ

Two F-16 planes, based out of Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina, collided on Thursday evening, about 40 miles of the South Carolina coast.

Both jets are single-seat aircrafts, participating in a routine 80-minute training flight designed to prepare pilots for nighttime missions.

The jet piloted by Capt. Lee Bryant landed safely at the Charleston Air Force Base.  Bryant was examined at the base, suffered no injuries and was released.

The jet piloted by Capt. Nicholas Giglio is still missing.

Giglio of Lacey Township, NJ, graduated Lacey Township High School in 1995, has been a fighter pilot for 18 months and has been at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter for a short time.

The search continues as officials presume that that the pilot is in the water and needs to be rescued.

Our hopes, thoughts and prayers are with Nicholas Giglio and his family.

NJ.com Article

Fox News Article


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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Frightening but I will remain hopeful as he's in my thoughts and prayers.

Oct 17, 2009 06:47 AM #1
Charlie Ragonesi
AllMountainRealty.com - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

Hey Toula My son is about to go into the military and we know a lot of folks who fly so Our prayers are with this family too. Thanks for the post

Oct 17, 2009 06:48 AM #2
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

I heard this on the CNN news.  We are praying for all involved.




Oct 17, 2009 06:53 AM #3
Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner

WOW, this is the first I have heard of this...

they are in our prayers...

your friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

Oct 17, 2009 07:09 AM #4
Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889

Toula.. Anything like this, military wise pulls at my heart strings.. like I'm sure it does others.  I hope the missing pilot, Nicholas Giglio (and his plane) will be located soon.

 valerie osterhoudt

Oct 17, 2009 09:42 AM #5
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Please keep us updated, Toula. I will hold him, and his family and community in my prayers.


Oct 17, 2009 04:12 PM #6
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

According to the APP this AM, still searching.  My thoughts and prayers are with him, and his family.

Oct 17, 2009 11:30 PM #7
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Toula, all the best, and I hope they find him.  I didn't realize it was a local boy for your area. 

Oct 18, 2009 12:20 AM #8
Amy Jones
Amy Jones Photo - Mandeville, LA
(licensed in LA)

Thanks for bring this to our attention. I'll add Capt. Nicholas Giglio, his family, and Capt. Lee Bryant to my prayer list.

Oct 19, 2009 02:29 AM #9
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

Thank you to all that responded.

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Oct 20, 2009 03:12 AM #10
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