The Air Power is asking the general public for assist discovering a misplaced F-35 jet that was final seen over South Carolina Sunday afternoon after the pilot safely ejected. The pilot parachuted right into a residential neighborhood the place he landed in a yard and was taken to hospital in steady situation, whereas the airplane apparently pulled a Twilight Zone.
Have you ever seen this jet? Please name 843-963-3600.
Joint Base Charleston posted an announcement on X Twitter late Sunday afternoon looking for assist from the general public find the misplaced jet, “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 info that will assist our restoration groups find the F-35, please name the Base Protection Operations Middle at 843-963-3600…Based mostly on the jet’s last-known place and in coordination with the FAA, we’re focusing our consideration north of JB Charleston, round Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion.”
Based mostly on the jet’s last-known place and in coordination with the FAA, we’re focusing our consideration north of JB Charleston, round Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion.
— Joint Base Charleston (@TeamCharleston) September 17, 2023
A press release with extra particulars was posted to Facebook, “Personnel from Joint Base Charleston and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort(MCAS Beaufort SC)are responding to a mishap involving an F-35B Lightning II jet from Marine Fighter Assault Coaching Squadron (VMFAT) 501 with the 2nd Marine Plane Wing. The pilot ejected safely and was transferred to an area medical middle in steady situation. Emergency response groups are nonetheless making an attempt to find the F-35. The general public is requested to cooperate with navy and civilian authorities as the trouble continues. When you’ve got any info that will help the restoration groups, please name the JB Charleston Base Protection Operations Middle at 843-963-3600.”
AVGeekery.com reported the incident (excerpt):
A Marine Corps F-35B pilot safely ejected from his stealth fighter jet this afternoon subsequent to Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Particulars are few as of now, however base PA has confirmed the incident.
Radio chatter mentioned the pilot ejected at only a few thousand ft above the bottom, with final radar contact just a few miles northeast of Lake Moultrie. The pilot made it out safely, after which confirmed up just a few miles away in a yard of a residential neighborhood on South Kenwood Drive in North Charleston. The climate was horrible on the time he ejected.
In line with officers, a pilot was discovered on South Kenwood Drive in North Charleston after safely ejecting from the passing airplane.
Joint Base Charleston says the pilot was transported to an area medical middle and is in steady situation.
His wingman, in one other plane, safely landed at Joint Base Charleston.
Map exhibiting the 2 lakes, Moultrie and Marion, talked about within the Air Power assertion. The jet could possibly be in one of many lakes, the Atlantic Ocean or the Twilight Zone.
— Thenewarea51 (@thenewarea51) September 18, 2023