Attack aircraft “AV-8B Harrier”, which belongs to the 2nd squadron of us marine Corps, fell near the city of Havelock in North Carolina. At the same time the pilot managed to eject, he is in the hospital of New Bern. As a result of the crash of a military aircraft, there was a fire. On a place of the incident there arrived a brigade of firemen. The aircraft “AV-8B Harrier” cannot be restored.
According to the command, the aircraft was based at cherry point airbase and performed a planned flight.
To investigate the causes of the incident, a special Commission was established, consisting of representatives of the Marine Corps and us investigative authorities.
According to the soldiers of the marine Corps themselves, a possible cause of the fall of the attack aircraft is called the “technical factor”.
It should be noted that this is the second fall of a military aircraft in a few days. Earlier, us military aircraft made a hole in the roof of a civilian warehouse.