U.S. Marine Corps F-35 Crash Near North Charleston, SC

Update (2006 EST):

Update (1626 EST):

According to local media, first responders have located a U.S. Marine aviator who ejected over North Charleston, South Carolina. He was found on South Kenswood Drive and his wingman returned safely. The F-35 has not been located as of this publication.

Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501) operates the F-35B out of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, but it has not been confirmed the aircraft beings to this squadron yet.

This is the third incident involving Marine Corps aircraft in 30 days since the MV-22 crash in Australia at the end of August and the crash of a Beaufort-based F/A-18 near MCAS Miramar two days before that. Four Marines total were killed in those two crashes.

This is developing.

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United States Military Academy and American Military University Alumni. Victor covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.
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