F-35B CRASH SEP. 28, 2018 — MCAS BEAUFORT, S.C.

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MCAS BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 28, 2018) – A 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing F-35B belonging to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501) stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort crashed in the vicinity of Beaufort, South Carolina at approximately 11:45 a.m. (EST), today.

The U.S. Marine pilot safely ejected from the single-seat aircraft and is currently being evaluated by medical personnel. There were no civilian injuries. Marines from MCAS Beaufort are working with local authorities currently conducting standard mishap operations to secure the crash site and ensure the safety of all personnel in the surrounding area.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. For questions outside of this specific incident regarding the F-35, contact ontherecord@usmc.mil, or call 703-614-4309.


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