How does one lose a fighter jet?
This morning, WLTR reported on a missing F-35 stealth fighter aircraft that crashed this weekend. The pilot of the aircraft was reportedly forced to eject due to an onboard failure.
We still don’t know what exactly caused the failure and it has to be noted: the craft was on autopilot when the pilot ejected and survived the crash.
The military tapped the public for aid in sighting the downed aircraft, and now we are seeing reports that the F-35 which was mysteriously downed this morning has been located, well, at least the wreckage was.
Collin Rugg provided the update: “The missing F-35 fighter jet has allegedly been found in a field in Williamsburg County, South Carolina.”
BREAKING: The missing F-35 fighter jet has allegedly been found in a field in Williamsburg County, South Carolina.
The news was reported by local news station NBC 2 who say officials from Joint Base Charleston confirmed the news.
"Officials with Joint Base Charleston confirmed… pic.twitter.com/22k1Kx9wZx
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) September 18, 2023
Fox News reported on Sunday:
“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,” Joint Base Charleston said in a statement on Facebook.
“The public is asked to cooperate with military and civilian authorities as the effort continues,” the base added.
Many Americans found the initial story of the missing F-35 unbelievable and lacking credulity—what followed next was a bevy of memes, arguments, and jokes aimed at the Biden administration and the state apparatus.
Have you seen my F35? pic.twitter.com/SmKstqIW9h
— Ramble_Rants (@ramble_rants) September 18, 2023
How does the military lose a $80 million dollar F35 over civilian airspace? Staggering incompetence. If only there was some warning our military was in decline… pic.twitter.com/W6H4RaTIbB
— Based Lawman (@BasedLawman) September 18, 2023
There are ONLY three possibilities with this #F35 Fiasco:
1. The initial report is Bullshit (it remains unconfirmed), & the plane flew til it ran out of gas (maybe out to sea).
2. The initial Report is true, the pilot defected to Cuba and the USG went into all out MK Ultra…
— Stew Peters (@realstewpeters) September 19, 2023
On Monday evening NBC News confirmed:
The debris was discovered Monday evening about two hours northeast of Joint Base Charleston, an air base in North Charleston, officials said, without providing further details.