The incident happened near the Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina
A Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort F-35B Lightning II jet has experienced an unknown mid-flight emergency, forcing its pilot to eject. Authorities have asked the public to help locate the crash site.
The incident happened somewhere north of the base, with authorities saying the pilot "ejected safely" from "an F-35 that was involved in a mishap this afternoon."
The search operation is focused around Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion, the Joint Base Charleston's public affairs specialist Jeremy Huggins said on Sunday.
"If anyone has any information that may help locate the F-35, you are asked to call the Base Defense Operations Center," the Joint Base Charleston wrote in a post on X (formerly Twitter), adding that they are working with the Marine Corps and the Federal Aviation Administration to find the F-35 that was involved.
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