WASHINGTON: A stealth-capable US fighter jet vanished on Sunday (Sep 17) – not from prying eyes however quite from the American army, prompting an uncommon name to the general public to assist find the lacking multimillion-dollar airplane.
After what authorities labelled 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 downside: It could not discover the jet, main Joint Base Charleston to ask for assist from native residents.
“If in case you have any info that will assist our restoration groups find the F-35, please name the Base Protection Operations Middle,” a publish from the bottom learn on X, previously generally known as Twitter.
Base authorities mentioned they had been looking out, in coordination with federal aviation regulators, round two lakes north of the town of Charleston.
The planes, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, price round US$80 million every.