U.S. military searching for missing F-35 after pilot ejects

 September 18, 2023

The U.S. military is conducting an extensive search after a pilot of an F-35 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II ejected on Sunday, and the plane went missing.

Military assets and emergency services have been deployed to search for the jet working out of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina.

A statement from Joint Base Charleston said, "Based on the jet’s last-known position and in coordination with the FAA, we are focusing our attention north of JB Charleston, around Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion."

The statement continued by saying, "Teams continue to search for the U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II, using both ground and air assets. We appreciate the support we’ve received from our mission partners and every organization involved, as integrated teams are searching and preparing for the recovery of the jet."

The disappearance of the highly advanced jet has been a major cause for concern and raises serious concerns about military readiness and capabilities.

The fact that the military can't locate a jet that costs roughly $75 million apiece should seriously concern Americans.