Authorities searching for missing F-35 plane after Marine pilot ejected during flight over Charleston
- Pilot parachuted to safety during flight over South Carolina
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Marine Corps investigators have launched an inquiry after one of their pilots ejected from an F-35 fighter aircraft over South Carolina on Sunday afternoon.
A spokesman for Joint Base Charleston said the pilot was in a Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort F-35 when the ‘mishap’ occurred.
He 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.
Officials are working to locate the F-35.
Thw pilot was flying a Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort F-35
This is a developing story.