A Marine Corps pilot who ejected from a F-35 stealth fighter over rural South Carolina admitted in a 911 call that he was “not sure where the airplane is.” In circumstances that have not yet been fully explained, the 47-year-old pilot ejected near Charleston International Airport on Sunday afternoon, with his $100 million jet finally crashing 60 miles away near Indiantown. The wreckage was not found until the next day. The audio captures the surreal scene when a North Charleston resident phones 911 to say that a pilot has ejected in his backyard and needs an ambulance. As the dispatcher tries to make sense of the call, she asks to be put on to the pilot, who tells her: “Ma’am, a military jet crashed. I’m the pilot. We need to get rescue rolling… I’m not sure where the airplane is. It would have crash-landed somewhere. I ejected.”
The 4-minute clip caught a 911 dispatcher struggling to make sense of what the ejected pilot and the man whose South Carolina house he landed in were trying to explain.
The $90 million F-35 crashed after a malfunction the pilot blamed on weather prompted him to bail out over Charleston and land in the residential backyard.
The pilotless fighter jet kept flying for 60 miles at an altitude of 1,000 feet before crashing in a rural area near Indiantown — but it took the military more than a day to find the debris field.
THE WHOLE SITUATION IS A BIT STRANGE BECAUSE IN THIS CASE THE PILOT WOULD HAVE A DIRECT CONTACT WITH HIS BASE AND THEY COULD HAVE DIRECTED A RESCUE TEAM TOWARDS HIM.
WHY WOULD HE USE A 911 CAL TO GET RESCUE?
This is the sad state in which our military is currently in!
Our warriors’ ability to do their job is being undermined by leaders more interested in woke indoctrination and partisan politics than warfighting readiness.
Politicized initiatives like DEI always spawn enormous bureaucracies that distract the rank-and-file from their real jobs. The military is not immune.
The American people need patriots to step up, to meet our rivals, and defend our country and values….those on Capitol Hill need to do their part.
The U.S. Armed Forces have one mission: to protect our nation from foreign enemies. Our troops are as committed to that mission as ever before. But according to a bracing new report, our warriors’ ability to do their job is being undermined by civilian leaders more interested in woke indoctrination and partisan politics than warfighting readiness.
“The Report of the National Independent Panel on Military Service and Readiness” is an urgent warning about creeping politicization at the Pentagon and its corrosive impact on America’s national defense. As the report details, the Biden administration’s whole-of-government embrace of woke politics is becoming a dangerous distraction for servicemen and women who signed up to protect and defend, not virtue-signal.
The top-line statistics compiled in the report are jarring.
Last year, the Army missed its recruiting goal by 25 percent. They expect this year to be even worse. The Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps began the new fiscal year in October 50 percent below their normal recruiting numbers. Public confidence in the military is falling precipitously, and even military families—from which most recruits come—are less likely to recommend military life.
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