Missing! Have you seen this plane?
Flying over sunny South Carolina in the USA, the pilot of an F-35B supersonic jet had the sense to hit “eject” and parachute out of the plane after a mid-air “mishap” and landed safely – but the aircraft is yet to be found.
It happened over North Charleston on Sunday, and the heroic pilot, choosing to remain Mr. Mysterious, floated down around 2pm.
Sources say he’s chilling in a local hospital, giving a thumbs-up, and probably enjoying some hospital-grade Jell-O.
The military experts reckon their lost jet might be having a splash-tastic time in either Lake Moultrie or Lake Marion, The Guardian reported.
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended for strike missions because of its superiority in the air. It costs about $200 million (R3.8 billion).
Local congresswoman Nancy Mace quipped: “How on earth do you misplace an F-35? Are we now playing ‘finders, keepers’ with fighter jets?”
A South Carolina law enforcement chopper is now hunting for the jet.
Pictured above: A F-35B