The plane disappeared near Charleston after an accident in which the pilot had to parachute out of the vehicle: irony of the query on X-Twitter
Published on: September 18, 2023 11:46 p.m
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The US Army asked residents for help South Carolina to find an F-35 jet that was lost after a crash. The military cannot trace where the remains of the plane landed, whose tracks were lost on Sunday afternoon, September 17th. The pilot managed to parachute out and is in stable condition.
The request for help on X-Twitter
“If you have any information that can help our teams searchF-35Call the Base Defense Operations Center at 843-963-3600.”
This is the message from the army that appeared on X (formerly Twitter) and provoked ironic reactions from many social media users. Many joked, comparing the US Air Force’s request to that of the documentary “Pepsi, Where’s My Jet?” However, others responded by asking if they had looked in Ukraine.
We work with you @MCASBeaufortSC to locate an F-35 that was involved in an accident this afternoon. The pilot ejected safely. If you have information that could help our recovery teams locate the F-35, please call the Base Defense Operations Center at 843-963-3600.
– Joint Base Charleston (@TeamCharleston) September 17, 2023
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Where the F-35 jet disappeared
The accident occurred on Sunday, September 17, at around 2 p.m Charlestonin South Carolina when the pilot of the F-35 jet parachuted out after losing control of the aircraft.
The plane had taken off from Beaufort Naval Base, was part of a training squadron and was flying alongside another jet.
The latter landed without problems, a circumstance that excludes the possibility of a collision between the two aircraft. In order to determine the cause of the accident, technical examinations were supposed to be carried out on the crashed aircraft, but in a rather mysterious way, traces of the vehicle were lost.
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The disappointment of politicians
The vehicle’s stealth capabilities also make searches more difficult and make it invisible to radar. This is a model of Lockheed Martin It costs around $80 million and is equipped with the best technologies.
Therefore, the US Air Force Joint Base Charleston decided to ask citizens for help and launched an appeal on Twitter. In addition to the irony of users on Twitter, the request also caused embarrassment in the political world.
“How the hell do you miss an F-35? “How come there is no tracking device and we are asking the public what to do: find a jet and turn it in?” commented Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace.
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