A South Carolina Law Enforcement Division helicopter joined the search operation to locate the F-35 jet. A Marine Corps pilot ejected safely from a fighter jet over North Charleston on Sunday afternoon, ministry officials said.
After the crash of America’s F-35 fighter plane, its pilot saved his life by jumping. But the plane Lightning is missing. A US Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort F-35B Lightning II jet is missing after a crash. The jet experienced an unknown emergency mid-flight, causing the pilot to jump out of the aircraft. The incident occurred near Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina. The Marine Corps is locating the aircraft with Air Station Beaufort. US military emergency response teams have been deployed to search for the jet.
According to a report published by the Associated Press, a South Carolina Law Enforcement Division helicopter joined the search operation to find the F-35 jet. A Marine Corps pilot ejected safely from a fighter jet over North Charleston Sunday afternoon and the search for his missing plane is focused on two lakes north of North Charleston, ministry officials said. South Carolina Congresswoman Nancy Mace wondered how the F-35 was lost.
In a post on X, the Congresswoman wrote that how do you lose the F-35? How is there no tracking device and we’re asking the public what to do, find a jet and turn it on? The pilot ejected from the plane at approximately 2 p.m. and parachuted safely into a North Charleston neighborhood. He was taken to a local hospital, where he is in stable condition, Maj. Melanie Salinas said. The pilot’s name has not been released, according to the AP report. Senior Master Sgt. Heather Stanton at Joint Base Charleston said the search for F-35 Lightning II jets was focused on Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion. A search operation was launched based on the location and trajectory of the missing aircraft.