An F-35 stealth fighter jet disappeared on Sunday afternoon following a mid-flight "mishap," Joint Base Charleston wrote on X.
Joint Base Charleston continued, "The pilot ejected safely," but said, "If you have any information that may help our recovery teams locate the F-35." please call the Base Defense Operations Center at 843-963-3600.
More at link.
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I've seen an F16 "disappear" on the Utah Test and Training Range. It made a big hole but none of the plane was visible. The ground was wet and it vanished into the mud.
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You would think they would have a data feed uplink of GPS to the moment of impact. Hell, my fucking Airpods tell me where they're at,.. incessantly.
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So its so 'stealth' that we can't even find it. Cool.
He looked like an accountant or a serial-killer type. Definitely one of the service industries.
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$98,000,000 and they don't have any sort of tracking device on it?
Apple tags are $30
Those things don't have an ELT?
What am I doing? I'm talking to an empty telephone
That doesn’t even seem possible in this day and age with the ridiculous amount of technology available.
It’s actually embarrassing that they have a missing persons report to the general public about this.
I worked an F22 recovery once, it’s hard to find a crash in a forest without any fire. And no, they don’t have a real time GPS feed on these aircraft.
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Actually $22.50 each if you buy them in the 4-pack with military discount
What part of "...Shall not be infringed" don't you understand???
Brings the “Cornfield bomber” to mind.
‘The "Cornfield Bomber" is the nickname given to a Convair F-106 Delta Dart, operated by the 71st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron of the United States Air Force. In 1970, during a training exercise, it made an unpiloted landing in a farmer's field in Montana, suffering only minor damage, after the pilot had ejected from the aircraft. The aircraft, recovered and repaired, was returned to service, and is currently on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. …’ [I expect that the pilot was embarrassed]
Serious about crackers.
My guess is that its underwater.
End of Earth: 2 Miles
Upper Peninsula: 4 Miles
First place I'm checking is some Lance Corporal's barracks.
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The pilot, in a hurry to get the hell out, forgot to deactivate the cloaking device.
Some poor schmuck in maintenance control at VMFAT-501 getting his ass chewed by Gunny because they didn't install findmyplane in the iPlane app on the last 7/14/28 day inspection.
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Seeing reports on Twitter saying the jet was on autopilot and "no evidence of a crash".
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Ho Lee FuCk. More like the cordfield bomber ever minute. I still am challenged to believe that there's no data uplink. At least turned on in peacetime. Incredible. They're fucked. And if any of the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of spies on our homeland find anything first...
Or maybe he sold it, and this is a ruse. Not meaning to throw a conspiracy theory. The simplest explanation is usually the true one. So I'm sure it's just that the government is so irresponsible that they didn't use any commonly available technology to know where the airplane is. And the pilot is so that he just bailed out of an operable craft and let it rock on it's own way.
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The location tells me it’s in the Atlantic somewhere, but I agree that it seems crazy they wouldn’t have some sort of locator device on it in this day and age.
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Well, it is a Stealth plane. Kinda defeats the purpose if you have a locator on it.
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