An advance Marine Corps F-35B jet fighter went missing during a flight in the southeastern state of South Carolina on Sunday, prompting the U.S. authorities to seek help from the public to locate the place. Authorities have termed the incident a “mishap.”
The Marine Corps said it was collecting more information on the incident and an investigation would be carried out. The pilot survived the incident and is in stable condition at the hospital. Authorities have not yet released information on the pilot’s identity.
“If you have any information that may help our recovery teams locate the F-35, please call the Base Defense Operations Center,” a post from the base said on X (formerly known as Twitter).