The US military announced on Monday that it had found the remains of an F-35 stealth fighter jet searched for about 24 hours off the country’s east coast, whose pilot was ejected on Sunday afternoon for reasons still unknown.
The military, “in close coordination with local authorities, discovered a debris field in Williamsburg County,” in South Carolina, the Joint Base Charleston military base wrote on X (former Twitter).
Call to citizens
The discovery of this cutting-edge military device puts an end to the exhaustive investigations carried out by US authorities since Sunday afternoon. They had asked residents of the region to help them locate the precious wreck, which caused much ridicule on the Internet.
Following the disappearance of an American stealth plane on Sunday, the military launched an appeal to citizens to help it find the trace of its fighter jet.
“If you have any information that could help our rescue teams locate the F-35, please call the Base Defense Operations Center,” the military installation wrote on X (formerly Twitter).
Air base officials said they were conducting search operations, in coordination with federal aviation regulators, around two lakes north of Charleston. The F-35 fighter jets, made by Lockheed Martin, cost about $80 million each.
Source: BFM TV