USMC confirms the F-35B crash out of VMFAT 501 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, pilot ejected safely.
The incident still under investigation. This is the first-ever crash of an F35. The crash took place about 4 miles west of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina. The local County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the crash and said it happened at around 11:45 am local time.
In a statement, Marine Corps Capt. Christopher Harrison said the pilot was being evaluated by medical personnel. No civilians were injured, Harrison said.
The cause of the crash was under investigation, Harrison said.