Crews search eastern NC for Marine who fell from aircraft

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WHITE LAKE, N.C. (AP)sonnel and Bladen and Sampson County sheriff's deputies are searching for a Marine who apparently fell from an aircraft.

Officials say the Marine fell from an Osprey aircraft during a training mission around 7 p.m. Monday near White Lake. It was not immediately clear how the Marine fell from the aircraft, which can take off like a helicopter and fly like an airplane.

The Marine's name has not been released. The aircraft was based a Marine Corps Air Station New River.

Spokesmen for the Marines and the Bladen County sheriff's office did not immediately return messages Tuesday morning.