A stealth-capable US fighter jet vanished on Sunday – not from prying eyes however reasonably from the American army, prompting an uncommon name to the general public to assist find the lacking multimillion-dollar airplane.
After what authorities labeled a “mishap,” a pilot flying an F-35 within the southern state of South Carolina on Sunday afternoon ejected from the craft.
The pilot survived, however the army was left with an costly drawback: it couldn’t discover the jet, main Joint Base Charleston to ask for assist from native residents.
“When you’ve got any data which will assist our restoration groups find the F-35, please name the Base Protection Operations Heart,” a submit from the bottom learn on X, previously referred to as Twitter.
We’re working with @MCASBeaufortSC to find an F-35 that was concerned in a mishap this afternoon. The pilot ejected safely. When you’ve got any data which will assist our restoration groups find the F-35, please name the Base Protection Operations Heart at 843-963-3600.
— Joint Base Charleston (@TeamCharleston) September 17, 2023
Base authorities stated they have been looking, in coordination with federal aviation regulators, round two lakes north of the town of Charleston.
The planes, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, value round $80 million every.