Missing USMC Jet Found In South Carolina Swamp

The Charleston Post & Courier reports:

The hunt for a missing Marine Corps fighter jet ended with wreckage found in a rural expanse of farmland and swamp on Sept. 18 after a massive search across South Carolina for the elusive $90 million plane.

An amalgam of military, law enforcement and civilian searchers scoured a sprawling expanse from the Lowcountry to the Pee Dee before finding a “debris field” from the downed F-35B Lightning II fighter jet in Williamsburg County a day after its pilot ejected.

The pilot landed safely in a North Charleston neighborhood, but the stealth aircraft proved to be a much tougher find. The unmanned plane was found more than 63 miles from the North Charleston backyard where the pilot landed more than 24 hours earlier.

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