Work continues on extracting a fighter jet from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort that crashed Feb. 22 in Georgia.
According tothe Air Force's website members of Moody Air Force Base assisted Marines in setting up a command post at the crash site near Statenville.
"Right now we're kind of in pause mode to generate a plan," Marine Corps Capt. Luke Knorra, the All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224 aviation safety officer, told the Air Force. "The Naval Safety Center is working with us to plan the extraction of the wreckage, investigation and the environmental cleanup."
Removing and evaluating the wreckage will help determine the cause of the crash, Knorra, of MCAS Beaufort, told the Air Force.
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The F/A-18D Hornet crashed in woods near Statenville during low-altitude tactics training. The pilot and weapons system officer ejected from the aircraft and suffered only minor injuries.