Marine Jets Grounded After Two Die in Crashes

From Times Wire Reports

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.