A military plane crashed near Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina on Monday night, but no injuries or property damage were reported.
A message from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing said the AV-8B Harrier had flown out of MCAS Cherry Point. The pilot was safely ejected and taken to the Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern for further investigation.
Stanley Kite, Craven County Emergency Services Director, told WCTI the crash had been reported shortly after 6:00 pm.
Eyewitnesses told the station that the pilot had been ejected and thrown to the ground by parachute before the plane hit the ground. According to Kite, the crash briefly triggered a fire that was cleared by emergency services.
5 TOURISTS, including Americans, were killed when the plane crashed after launching at HONDURAS
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The ferry service in the area was set for the rest of the day while first responders set the scene visited. The crash site was later closed off by the military.
The cause of the crash is being investigated.