BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) – Authorities say a military plane has crashed but the pilot was able to eject from the aircraft in coastal South Carolina.
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said the crash was reported about 11:45 a.m. near the Grays Hill community.
The statement from deputies said the pilot ejected and is being checked for injuries. The statement did not specify the type of plane or the branch of the military or whether anyone on the ground was hurt.
The crash happened about 4 miles (6 kilometers) west of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
A woman answering the phone at the station could not confirm a crash and said officials aren’t releasing any information at this time.