CNN.com reports that a pair of F-15C Eagles from the 58th FS at Eglin AFB were involved in a midair collision yesterday at 3:30 pm EST. Sadly, one of the pilots involved was killed. We'd like to express our condolences to that pilot's friends and family.
The cause of the accident will take some time to determine, but the AP quoted Eglin's wing commander as saying that the aircraft were involved in "basic maneuvers and tactics." For a fighter like an F-15, this can involve some maneuvers that would exceed the abilities of many pilots.