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US Air Force: Sorry, did you see the F 35 we lost?

The USAF issued a curious warning: “Sorry, we lost an F 35 fighter, have you seen it around?”. Yesterday, Sunday, an F 35 fighter was flying over South Carolina, an eastern US state, when the pilot ejected, or was ejected, for unclear technical reasons.

The pilot survived, but the military found itself with a costly problem: they were unable to find the plane, which did not crash immediately after the ejection, but evidently did not have any problems that prevented it from continuing the flight. flight.

“If you have information that can help our recovery teams locate the F-35, please call the base's Defense Operations Center,” reads a post from the base on X, what used to be Twitter.

Base authorities said they were searching, in coordination with federal aviation regulators, around two lakes north of the city of Charleston.

Obviously there were many ironic and funny responses…

However, the loss is not small economically: it is around 80 million dollars per plane.

The pilot will be able to repay them at 100 dollars a month….

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This is a machine translation of a post published on Scenari Economici at the URL https://scenarieconomici.it/usair-force-scusate-avete-visto-lf-35-che-abbiamo-perso/ on Mon, 18 Sep 2023 10:30:58 +0000.