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    Isle of discombobulation Joe 90's Avatar
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    Smile Missing F-35: US military asks for public's help to find jet

    Missing F-35: US military asks for public's help to find jet.

    The US military has asked for the public's help to locate one of its $100m (80m) F-35B fighter jets after the pilot ejected from the aircraft.

    It went missing on Sunday afternoon when the pilot was flying over the southern state of South Carolina.

    The pilot, who has not been named, ejected and parachuted safely. He is in a stable condition in hospital.

    Officials said the aircraft was involved in a "mishap" but did not offer details of what that was.

    It was left in autopilot mode when the pilot ejected, a spokesman at Joint Base Charleston told NBC News, adding that it may have been airborne for some time.

    Officials said they were focusing their searches around Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion, north of the city of Charleston.

    The search area was based on the jet's last known location.

    Nancy Mace, a Republican congresswoman for South Carolina, asked on X, formerly Twitter: "How in the hell do you lose an F-35?

    "How is there not a tracking device and we're asking the public to what, find a jet and turn it in?"

    The aircraft is a stealth jet - meaning its airframe, sensors and systems are designed to operate undetected by enemy radar.

    Joint Base Charleston posted its appeal for help on X. "Emergency response teams are still trying to locate the F-35," it said.

    "The public is asked to co-operate with military and civilian authorities as the effort continues."

    It encouraged anyone with information that could help its recovery teams to contact its operations centre.

    Missing F-35: US military asks for public'''s help to find jet - BBC News

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    A case for TDCSI methinks...

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    As suggested: Use the 'Find my F-35' app

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    The stealth technology obviously works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    As suggested: Use the 'Find my F-35' app
    I believe they've been posting on Facebook, find my $100m plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    The stealth technology obviously works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
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    Is that a stealth quote, or just jibberish?

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    That is fucking funny. They spend $100m on a jet and it doesn't even include a GPS tracker.

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    Went down in nearby lake

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    The computer probably went URL 404! As a coincidence, there was an M1 class CME that hit earth about the same time it went AWOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    That is fucking funny. They spend $100m on a jet and it doesn't even include a GPS tracker.
    They are hanging an Apple Air Tag to the rear view mirror to correct that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thailazer View Post
    They are hanging an Apple Air Tag to the rear view mirror to correct that.
    Next to the Wunderbaum ?

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