BRKG F-35 Stealth Fighter Goes Missing Near North Charleston After Pilot Ejects - Debris Found 9-18-23

LoupGarou

Ancient Fuzzball
This suggests they don't have a clue what they're dealing with.
Or, it might suggest that they DO understand what they are up against and realize that if something like Link-22 or the Weapon Data Link systems got hacked, EXTREMELY BAD things might start happening. Especially if the links themselves were now "in question". Imagine a certain plane flying over parts of Eastern Europe, deciding to "let a few things fly (or drop)" at the wrong time.

Imagine a modern day equivalent of say Archduke Ferdinand with the modern day Gavrilo Princip being "remote controlled"....
 

LoupGarou

Ancient Fuzzball
The interesting thing would be if they powered down every plane once taxiing it to the hanger and then popped the breakers so that it would go fully offline. THAT would be the ultimate tell. Pilots and crew get a movie or two and a two day lecture, and the planes get new firmware and encryption decks.

Brings a new meaning to WiFi/Bluetooth's "Airplane Mode"...
 

Capt. Eddie

Veteran Member

The Marine Corps acting commandant, Eric Smith, on Monday issued a two-day stand-down to take place at some point this week for all aviation units both inside and outside of the United States, a Marine Corps spokesman told ABC News.

The move was made in the wake of a "mishap" with an F-35 fighter jet in South Carolina on Sunday.

That craft has not yet been located, though the military continues to search.

A Marine Corps spokesperson said in a statement on Sunday that the F-35's pilot "safely ejected from the aircraft. We are currently still gathering more information and assessing the situation. The mishap will be under investigation."

No units are allowed to fly until they have a two-day discussion about safety measures and procedures, the commandant said in a service-wide email on Monday. While the Marine Corps commandant said he has full confidence in the aviation units, he said he felt this was the "right and prudent" thing to do given both this incident and another recent incident in Australia.


So it looks like it's just the USMC that's grounded according to the article.
 

Bud in Fla

Veteran Member

The Marine Corps acting commandant, Eric Smith, on Monday issued a two-day stand-down to take place at some point this week for all aviation units both inside and outside of the United States, a Marine Corps spokesman told ABC News.

The move was made in the wake of a "mishap" with an F-35 fighter jet in South Carolina on Sunday.

That craft has not yet been located, though the military continues to search.

A Marine Corps spokesperson said in a statement on Sunday that the F-35's pilot "safely ejected from the aircraft. We are currently still gathering more information and assessing the situation. The mishap will be under investigation."

No units are allowed to fly until they have a two-day discussion about safety measures and procedures, the commandant said in a service-wide email on Monday. While the Marine Corps commandant said he has full confidence in the aviation units, he said he felt this was the "right and prudent" thing to do given both this incident and another recent incident in Australia.


So it looks like it's just the USMC that's grounded according to the article.
I'm sure the Russians/ Chinese/ NKs/ etc will understand and not do anything stupid that would upset FJB at a time like this when our military is grounded......
 

greysage

Check Out My Rocket __________
Riddle me this Batman.

The missing plane was supposed to flying in a two plane formation

Why didn't the other plane just follow the plane that had the premature ejectulation?

I thought the same.

Makes me wonder if the other guy was forcefully ejected, and they were worried the same may happen to the plane that returned.
Or the plane that returned was there to offer visual witness confirmation that the other F35 did indeed fly off.
 

psychgirl

Has No Life - Lives on TB
We’re working with @MCASBeaufortSC to locate an F-35 that was involved in a mishap this afternoon. The pilot ejected safely. If you have any information that may help our recovery teams locate the F-35, please call the Base Defense Operations Center at 843-963-3600.

Based on the jet’s last-known position and in coordination with the FAA, we are focusing our attention north of JB Charleston, around Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion.
View: https://twitter.com/TeamCharleston/status/1703541506915668242

We’re coordinating with @MCASBeaufortSC, the 2nd MAW out of MCAS Cherry Point, @Navy_Region_SE, the FAA, the @CivilAirPatrol, as well as local, county, and state law enforcement across SC. Teams continue to search for the U.S. Marine Corps F-35B, using ground and air assets.
View: https://twitter.com/TeamCharleston/status/1703818164503490892


IF our F-35 has in fact landed in Cuba, you can bet that China now has their hands on our technology. This was done on purpose.

They hacked it our pilot was ejected and they landed it where they can access it. I said this when it first happens.
View: https://twitter.com/Xisntfeespeech/status/1703817569419825429
This is what I was referring to.
Sorry, was at the doctor today and was only getting very small bits and pieces of the story.

:(
 

stormie

Veteran Member
I think this whole thing is a psychological operation in and of itself. When has the military ever released this type of information to the public? When has the military ever asked for the general public, civilians for help? Also we have to remember the main stream media never gives us information to help us. The news they present is only to steer the herd to think a certain way.
 

Walrus

Veteran Member
Local news is saying a debris field been found. But military is not saying exactly where in Williamsburg
Well .... I guess after we've poured billions of dollars into developing a stealthy jet, it ought to be harder to find.

Turn a Marine loose with anything more than a rifle, a shovel and some grenades and we expect what? (j/k, my dad was a decorated Marine but in a way that's truth).
 
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