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Marine Plane Crashes on Approach to Cherry Point Air Station

The Grumman US-2B was to have been on display at an air show this weekend.

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Grumman US-2B Tracker
HAVELOCK, N.C. — 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.