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Pilot Found Alive After N.C. Military Jet Crashes In Florida

Posted December 6, 2005 2:41 a.m. EST

— Military officials said a North Carolina-based military jet crashed Tuesday morning near Jacksonville, Fla.

At about 10 a.m., the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point AV-8B Harrier, assigned to Marine Attack Training Squadron 203, crashed in coastal waters while conducting routine training, a Marine Corps spokesman said.

The pilot was found alive a short time after the single-seat aircraft and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Authorities are still investigating what happened to cause the aircraft to crash.