Fighter jets based at the Marine Corps air station in Beaufort have been grounded after two pilots died in crashes less than 48 hours apart.
A Marine Corps spokesman, Capt. Don Caetano, said the seven fighter squadrons based at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort have been grounded while officials examine base procedures. Both incidents involved F/A-18 fighters.
“It’s the smart thing to do, and it’s the safe thing to do,” Caetano said.