Authorities searching for missing F-35 plane after Marine pilot ejected during flight over Charleston
A South Carolina military airbase has appealed for the public's help in finding a missing Marines Corps fighter aircraft after its pilot ejected from it on Sunday afternoon.
Marine Corps investigators have launched an inquiry after the 'mishap' which saw one of their pilots ejected from an F-35 fighter aircraft over North Charleston Sunday afternoon.
The pilot, based at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort was found alive and taken to a nearby medical center after parachuting into South Kenwood Drive just a few hundred yards from the airbase in North Charleston.
His wingman, in an accompanying aircraft, safely landed at Joint Base Charleston.
'If you have any information on the whereabouts of the F-35, please call our Base Defense Operations Center at 843-963-3600,' Joint Base Charleston said in a tweet.
The Joint Base Charleston base hosted Marine One in August last year as President Joe Biden left for Washington after his summer vacation in South Carolina