A Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II fighter jet crashed near the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina on Friday, for reasons that are currently unknown to the public. The pilot was the only person aboard the craft, and managed to eject safely.The jet crashed just before noon local time. It was the first crash of an F-35 fighter jet since they became operational in 2006, and Friday’s incident also marked the first time a pilot had ejected from an F-35B. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“The F-35B stealth fighter jet was used by the United States in combat this week for the first time, against the Taliban in Afghanistan, after taking off from an amphibious assault ship in the Arabian Sea. Israel in May was the first country to use the F-35 stealth fighter in combat,” according to Yahoo News.