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Marine Plane Crashes on Approach to Cherry Point Air Station

Posted May 3, 2007

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— One person suffered critical injuries when a Marine aircraft flying into Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point crashed Thursday afternoon, the Corps reported.

Five people were on the Grunmman US-2B Tracker that was coming into the base in connection with an air show , officials said. Four were reported to be walking after the crash.

The base, home to the 2nd Marine Air Wing, said the Tracker was to be part of a static display during the show.

It was not immediately known if anyone on the ground was hurt.

Power was knocked out in parts of Havelock.

The Tracker, formerly know by its Navy designation as S2F and nicknamed the "Stoof," was designed for carrier operatrions against submarines.

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  • imrickjamesbitch May 3, 2007

    I'm serious, I'M SERIOUS yes I will make fun of the unproffessionalism that WRAL seems is fit for print. If you picked up a paper and there were misspelled words in it on a daily basis, you would laugh your head off. The sad part is, they fixed the word inuured and still left "carrier operatrions". Frankly, high school papers have less misspelled words.

  • Retired12 May 3, 2007

    THe plane was privatley owned, not a DOD bird. It was retired from service. All parties handled the scene with excellent professionalism. Havelock residents should be proud of their efforts.

  • elibbybh May 3, 2007

    I live in New Bern and our power flickered mid afternoon. I have heard that one person is in critical condition and that there was a fire started in the Croatan Forest. I believe that the air show will still go on as planned-this plane was to be there on exhibit only. Please keep those injured in your prayers.

  • war4heels May 3, 2007

    are you serious, ARE YOU SERIOUS? do you not have better things to do than make fun of how an article was typed? Obviously, there are some communication problems going on in Havelock and Cherry Point so why don't you use your time more wisely or why don't you apply for a job with WRAL as a spell checker, thank you and have a nice day!!!!

    Drew

  • areyou.serious May 3, 2007

    My dictionary doesn't have the word 'inuured'. Can someone help me out? ;) How does this stuff get published without a spell checker?!?!?!

  • New York Yankee May 3, 2007

    I hope everyone will be ok. (I hit the button before I finished..sorry about that.)

  • New York Yankee May 3, 2007

    Does anyone know if the airshow is going to go on as planned?

  • juwannaknow May 3, 2007

    I'm from New Bern and travel thru Havelock when I go to the beach...This is awful! My prayers to those affected...

  • Salty May 3, 2007

    I WORK JUST DOWN THE STREET FROM THERE. POWER HAS BEEN FLASHING ON AND OFF ALL DAY IN NEW BERN SINCE THE CRASH. WE'VE ALSO SEEN SEVERAL POLICE AND FIRE TRUCKS DISPATCHED. CHERRY POINT IS CALLING ALL MARINES STATIONED THERE TO VERIFY EVERYONE IS OK. CRAZY.

  • spiritwarriorwoman May 3, 2007

    Praying for them.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB