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Graphic shows search area for the missing F-35 fighter jet.


U.S. Militär ersucht Öffentlichkeit, bei der Suche nach der vermissten F-35 zu helfen,

By Jordi Bou

September 18, 2023 - Das US Militär wurde gebeten, bei der Suche nach dem vermissten F-35 Kampfjet zu helfen, nachdem der Pilot sich in Sicherheit bringen konnte.

A Marine Corps pilot safely escaped the F-35B Lightning II jet over North Charleston on Sunday afternoon after a “mishap”, military officials said.

Based on the missing plane’s location and trajectory, the search for the F-35 Lightning II jet was focused on Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion, said Senior Master Sgt. Heather Stanton at Joint Base Charleston. Both lakes are north of North Charleston.

The jet’s transponder, which usually helps locate the aircraft, was not working “for some reason that we haven’t yet determined,” said Jeremy Huggins, a spokesman at Joint Base Charleston.

Joint Base Charleston posted its appeal for help on X, formerly known as Twitter. It encouraged anyone with information that could help its recovery teams to contact its operations centre.

PUBLISHED: 18/09/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images