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US Marine Corps jet crashes in Djibouti – pilot being treated for injuries

A US Marine Corp (USMC) AV-8B Harrier aircraft, deployed with the 398th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG), takes off at Freetown International Airport, Sierra Leone. The 398th AEG is currently in Sierra Leone to provide personnel recovery and emergency evacuation capability for the Humanitarian Assistance Survey Teams (HAST) and the Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Teams (FAST) in Liberia, during Joint Task Force (JTF) Liberia. (TSGT JUSTIN D. PYLE, USAF)
April 03, 2018

A U.S. Marine Corps Harrier jet has crashed in Djibouti, Fox News reported Tuesday afternoon.

The pilot ejected, officials told Fox. later reported that the pilot is being treated for injuries but is in stable condition after the Harrier mishap.

The jet was supporting a training exercise.

No other information is available at this time. There will be an investigation into the mishap.

Djibouti is located on the Horn of Africa.

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