A US fighter jet crashed in South Carolina on Friday (Picture: Kensley Crosby).
A US F-35B has crashed in Beaufort, South Carolina just five miles outside the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station.
The US Marine Aircraft Wing F-35B belonging to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron crashed at around 11:45 am (EST) on Friday.
It's the first crash of its kind for the fifth generation stealth jet.
The US Marine pilot was able to safely eject from the single-seat aircraft and is currently being evaluated by medical personnel.
There were no civilian injuries.
Marines from MCAS Beaufort are working with local authorities as they secure the crash site and ensure the safety of all personnel in the surround area.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.