Welp, it's a bad Monday over at Joint Base Charleston. A pilot ejected from his F-35B Lightning II fighter jet over South Carolina yesterday and the US still cannot find the $80M+ aircraft. Seriously.
(The top replies are pretty funny too.)
According to NBC:
The jet's transponder, which usually helps locate the aircraft, was not working "for some reason that we haven't yet determined," Jeremy Huggins, a spokesman at Joint Base Charleston, said, according to The Washington Post.
"So that's why we put out the public request for help," Huggins said.
He added that the aircraft is "stealth, so it has different coatings and different designs that make it more difficult than a normal aircraft to detect."
We have no further information as of right now. The pilot ejected from the aircraft in a "mishap" and the plane kept flying and is ... somewhere.