The U.S. armed forces are searching for an F-35 fighter jet, valued at $80 million, after its pilot safely ejected near Charleston, S.C., this past Sunday. Representatives from Joint Base Charleston mentioned collaborating with a nearby Marine base to find the F-35 involved in the incident. The pilot is currently under medical supervision.

“If you possess any details that could assist our teams in finding the F-35, please reach out to the Base Defense Operations Center at 843-963-3600,” was the message posted on X, previously known as Twitter.

The armed forces are combing the area north of Joint Base Charleston, especially around Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion, in their search for the F-35.

This event has sparked widespread curiosity and concern.

South Carolina Representative Nancy Mace (R) expressed her astonishment on X, questioning, “How can one misplace an F-35? Isn’t there a tracking mechanism? Are we really expecting the public to spot a jet and report it?”