BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) – Authorities say the pilot safely ejected from a military plane that crashed in Beaufort County early Thursday afternoon.
The crash occurred near Grays Hill Boat Landing in a “rural area” near a marsh.
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) says there was only one person, the pilot, occupying the plane. The pilot is being evaluated for injuries at this time.
The crash was reported around 11:45 a.m. near Clarendon Road. Authorities urge residents to avoid the area as crews evaluate the scene.
The crash site is approximately four miles from the Marine Corps Air Station located on Geiger Boulevard.
BCSO says the military has confirmed it was, in fact, a military plane. No other injuries have been reported.