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Crash of US attack jet: no one injured

A &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/mailbox/22/99/391/10882_terrorim.html ' target=_blank>U.S. Marine Corps attack jet crashed into flames in a residential area of Yuma, Arizona, on Wednesday, but no one on the ground was hurt, and the pilot walked away from the accident, military and municipal officials said.

The aircraft, a Harrier AV-8B jet carrying two 500-pound (227-kg) bombs and 30 rounds of 20 mm ammunition, went down in a central Yuma neighborhood at 2:49 p.m. local time during a training exercise, a Marine spokesman said. There were conflicting official accounts about the extent of damage from the crash.

City spokesman James Stover said the plane hit two houses. But Cpl. Michael Nease of the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, where the jet was based, said the single-seat &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/accidents/2001/06/16/7902.html ' target=_blank>aircraft crashed in the backyard of a home, reports Reuters.

No one was injured as a Marine Corps attack jet crashed in Arizona, US on Wednesday, military and municipal officials said. The aircraft, a Harrier AV-8B jet carrying two 500-pound (227-kg) bombs and 30 rounds of 20 mm ammunition, crashed to a neighborhood in Yuma, Arizona, at about 2:30 p.m. (local time), authorities said.

According to Lt. Mike Erfert, the Quality Assurance Bureau Commander at the Yuma Police Department, the pilot was able to eject before the crash.

Likewise, authorities said no one on the ground was injured.

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