A F-35B has crashed in South Carolina, just five miles outside the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), local authorities have confirmed. The pilot reportedly survived.
Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said that the crash occurred around 11:45 am local time, in the Grays Hill area. Emergency crews are responding to the incident.
The pilot “safely ejected” and is being evaluated for injuries, the authorities said.
BCSO: Military plane crash near Clarendon Road/Joe Allen Drive in Grays Hill. Unknown if any injuries. Please avoid area. https://t.co/FvbuK9oCIK
— Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office,SC (@bcsopio) September 28, 2018