Cherry Point Jet Lose Fuel Tank In Air, Causing Fire On The Ground

A Marine Corps Jet based at Cherry Point lost a fuel tank in Arizona Friday night, causing an explosion and fire but no injuries.

Marine Corps Spokesman Rob Dolan says the Twin-Engine Prowler Radar Jamming Jet, lost the tank on takeoff from the base. It was carrying about 300 gallons of fuel for the twin-engine jet when it fell off and exploded.

The fire was quickly extinguished.