Debris of Missing F-35 Found – Pilot Safe, Questions Remain
The Marines are doubling down on unit training while investigating why a fighter jet that went missing Sunday has crashed. The pilot ejected safely, but what has happened?
From National Review. Marine Corps officials ordered a two-day stand-down of all aircraft inside and outside the U.S. on Monday after an F-35 jet disappeared in South Carolina.
The remains of the jet were discovered roughly two hours northeast of Joint Base Charleston on Monday evening, according to reports.
Hours before the debris was found, the Pentagon said in a statement that the stand-down would allow units “to discuss aviation safety matters and best practices.” …
The F-35B Lightning II jet, which is worth about $80 million, went missing on Sunday, when a pilot safely ejected from the aircraft. The pilot was in stable condition on Monday.
It was not immediately clear why the pilot ejected from the jet, nor was it clear why the Marines had been unable to track the aircraft. …
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(Excerpt from National Review. Photo Credit: rancho_runner/Getty Images)
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