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Statenville > Marine Fighter Crashes in Echols County

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File Image of an FA-18 Navy Fighter
File Image of an FA-18 Navy Fighter

STATENVILLE — A Marine FA-18D Fighter crashed near Statenville.

Personnel from Moody Air Force Base responded to the crash site.  Both pilots ejected safely and have been medically evaluated at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta with only minor injuries.

The aircraft, based at Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, South Carolina, was involved in routine training flight.  The cause has not been released.

The public is asked to remain clear of the site while the accident is being investigated.