F-35B jet crashes in South Carolina

A US Marine Corps F-35B crashed Friday in Beaufort County, South Carolina, near Marine Corp Air Station Beaufort, a US military official told CNN.

(CNN) — A US Marine Corps F-35B crashed Friday in Beaufort County, South Carolina, near Marine Corp Air Station Beaufort, a US military official told CNN.

The pilot is believed to have ejected but his status is unknown, the official said.

The F-35B joint strike fighter conducted itsĀ first-ever airstrike on Thursday.