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Pilot killed in jet crash near Marine air base

Pilot killed in jet crash near Marine air base

A Marine fighter jet crashed Monday about a mile (1.6 kilometer) short of a runway at an eastern North Carolina air base, killing the pilot, a Marine Corps spokesman said.
The single-seat plane was returning to the base after a training flight when it crashed in an unpopulated area, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point spokesman Mike Barton said. No one else was hurt, Barton said.
Local authorities say the crash did not affect the few homes in the area.
The AV-8B Harrier jet was assigned to Marine Attack Training Squadron 203.
Monday's crash comes the same month that a Marine jet crashed in a San Diego neighborhood near its base, killing four people on the ground.
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Updated : 2021-02-26 17:07 GMT+08:00