Too stealthy? — US military jet disappears from skies

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Washington (AFP) – The US military scrambled Monday to locate a stealth jet that went missing after the pilot ejected — with the failure to track the aircraft drawing amazement and ridicule in equal measure. When the F-35 disappeared over South Carolina on Sunday, Joint Base Charleston (JBC) issued a plaintive call on social media asking for anyone who had information to call in. The JBC said that “based on the jet’s last-known position” the search was centered around two large lakes north of Charleston, suggesting it may have crashed. The F-35 Lightning II jet is coveted by US allies around …

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