American F-35B Jet Fighter Crashed in South Carolina

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A United States Marine Corps jet fighter, the F-35B Lightning II, crashed five kilometers away from the Beaufort military base in South Carolina, USA.

Business Insider reported that this is the first crash in the history of the F-35 program, despite other incidents like fires and equipment malfunctions, that did not result in serious damage.

The plane is known as the most expensive Amerjet fighter of the last generation.

A spokesman for the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said that the pilot ejected safely but received injuries.

The U.S. Marine Corps classified the crash of the $2 million plane as a “Class A mishap.”