A military aircraft crashed near the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina on Monday night, but no damage or property damage was reported.
In a statement, the second Marine Aircraft Wing said the AV-8B Harrier was based on MCAS Cherry Point. The pilot was sprayed safely and was taken to the Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern for further evaluation.
Craven County Emergency Services Director Stanley Kite told WCTI that the crash was reported shortly after. 18.00.
Eyewitness told the station that the pilot sprayed and parachuted to the ground before the plane hit the ground. Kite said the breakdown map was triggered by a fire exposed by emergency response reactors.
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The ferry service in the area was closed for the rest of the day while the first respondents participated in the scene. The crash site was later cut off by military officials.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.