Update (1755 EST):
An official tells me that the jet was located in a field in Williamsburg County.
— Trooper Bob (@TrooperBob_SC) September 18, 2023
Update (1737 EST):
— Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) September 18, 2023
Multiple social media users have pinpointed what they believe to be the location of the missing U.S. Marine Corps F-35b Lightning II that went missing yesterday after the pilot ejected above North Charleston, South Carolina.
According to FlightRadar, several law enforcement aircraft have been spotted circling Indiantown, South Carolina. As of this publication, U.S. Navy aircraft have also been spotted circling the supposed crash site.
Folks I don’t know nuthin’ bout nuthin’ but I do know that the civil air patrol, the Florence Co. Sheriff’s Helicopter AND the SLED chopper are currently circling this spot near Stuckey, SC #F35 pic.twitter.com/Ij2Cezw6QW
— Jeremy Markovich ??? (@deftlyinane) September 18, 2023
No official statements have been made nor have there been any airspace restrictions made above the site as of this publication.
This is developing.