US stealth fighter jet goes missing after “mishap,” military says

Source: Axios

“The U.S. Marine Corps is asking for the public’s help in locating an F-35B Lightning II jet after the pilot ejected during a ‘mishap.’ Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina said Sunday that ’emergency response teams are still trying to locate the F-35,’ worth [sic] upwards of $80 million. … The pilot was in stable condition after being taken to a local medical center, the base said. It’s unclear what the ‘mishap’ was or how, exactly, the stealth fighter went missing.” (09/18/23)