JUST IN – Missing F-35 fighter jet found, crashed in Williamsburg County, South Carolina.
WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) – Joint Base Charleston confirmed Monday night that found a debris field now believed to be the site of an F-35 crash two hours northeast of the base.
The base did not provide a specific area within Williamsburg County where the debris field was spotted, but asked members of the community to avoid the area as the recovery team secured the debris field.
Joint Base Charleston said it was transferring incident command to the U.S. Marine Corps as they begin the recovery process.
Florence County Sheriff T.J. Joye could not provide information on exactly where the parts were found, but Bartells Road in Indiantown, which is near Hemingway, is blocked off, WMBF reported.
ABC 15 local news reported that military ground teams have found “parts and debris” linked to the lost F-35B Lightning II near Indiantown Road in Florence County, South Carolina.
#BREAKING A source told ABC15 Monday evening that military ground crews have found parts and debris associated with the F-35 Lightning II Jet just off Indian Town Road in Florence County. USE_REAL_LINKdUeZgxpbrV pic.twitter.com/d5pU6i3wtz
— WPDE ABC15 (@wpdeabc15) September 18, 2023