BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD)– According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, a plane crash was reported shortly before noon Friday.
The crash took place on Clarendon Road and Joe Allen Drive in Grays Hill. Deputies say the military has confirmed that it was a military plane.
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office asks that you avoid the area.
Deputies say the pilot safely ejected and is being evaluated for injuries.
According to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, burned material or other debris from the aircraft may have become airborne. Wind dispersal models show airborne carbon fiber particles may have blown west of the impact zone, potentially reaching up to 31 miles.
The particles should fully dissipate over the next few days and the risk of exposure is low, but MCAS Beaufort says children, the elderly, and anyone with a compromised immune system may have a higher risk experiencing symptoms. Inhaling the carbon fibers could cause breathing difficulties and symptoms similar to the common cold. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek medical attention immediately.
We will keep you updated as information becomes available.
Video of aftermath from Shawn Moss.