This is just hilarious. Nobody got hurt so we can all laugh.
Here’s the key line: “The aircraft is stealth, so it has different coatings and different designs that make it more difficult than a normal aircraft to detect,” added Huggins.
So the pilot had to eject and he’s fine. The stealth plane crashed somewhere and now the military doesn’t know where it is because…it’s stealthy.
Yahoo: A U.S. military base is asking nearby residents to give them a ring if they happen to find the Marine Corps’ missing F-35B Lightning II…
The missing jet, one of 353 belonging to the USMC and priced at over $78 million, was “involved in a mishap” on Sunday afternoon, according to Joint Base Charleston.
While the pilot thankfully managed to eject and is now in stable condition, it’s unclear where his jet from the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing ended up.
“Based on the jet’s last known position and in coordination with the FAA, we are focusing our attention north of JB Charleston, around Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion,” JBC indicated in a statement on X.
The search has so far been focused on Lake Moultrie, which spans 60,000 acres and has a maximum depth of 75.47 feet.
In short thy can’t find their own plane but you can totally trust the government to run your life. Just ask them.