Joint Base Charleston updates latest on search for missing F35 Jet

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– In an update Monday afternoon, officials with Joint Base Charleston said they are continuing their search for a missing F35 Jet.

The jet went missing Sunday, near North Charleston, after the pilot ejected safely, say officials.

According to the latest statement, Joint Base Charleston says it is coordinating with Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing out of MCAS Cherry Point, Navy Region Southeast, the FAA, the Civil Air Patrol, as well as law enforcement across South Carolina.

Military officials say teams continue to search for the U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II, using both ground and air assets.

In a statement, “We appreciate the support we’ve received from our mission partners and every organization involved, as integrated teams are searching and preparing for the recovery of the jet.”

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