Unfounded rumors are circulating on social media about an unidentified F-35 jet found in Havana. However, it’s important to note that there has been no official confirmation about the location of the missing F-35 jet. As of now, these rumors or theories remain unverified, and officially, the missing F-35 jet has not been located yet.
Social media buzz and speculation about F-35 Jet found in Havana
The United States military reached out to the public on Monday for assistance in locating a valuable F-35B fighter jet worth $100 million, BBC reported. The aircraft disappeared from radar on Sunday. According to sources, the pilot was conducting a flight over the southern state of South Carolina.
People on X and other social media platforms are sharing posts about the jet being found in Havana. Some are even making jokes about the whole situation.
“Did a foreign government take remote control of the F-35?” one person tweeted. “If I saw this in a TV show I would think it was just lazy writing and a predictable plot,” another person wrote.
“If it had gotten all the way to Cuba it would have been high enough to be picked up on the radar,” Forbes reported citing Dr. Matthew J. Schmidt, associate professor of national security and political science at the University of New Haven.
Some aviation experts think the plane may have crashed under foliage or is now at the bottom of a nearby lake, according to a Forbes report.
‼️An unidentified F-35 fighter jet landed in Havana.
The Cuban government has not yet released any information. pic.twitter.com/ibUlVL31P7
— Lord Bebo (@MyLordBebo) September 18, 2023
Fortunately, the unnamed pilot successfully ejected from the plane and safely parachuted to the ground. The pilot is currently in stable condition and receiving medical care at a local hospital, according to BBC.
BREAKING: Unidentified F-35 lands in Havana. The Cuban government has not released any information yet. pic.twitter.com/jAZKkuIwtI
— The General (@GeneralMCNews) September 18, 2023
Officials investigate mishap and search for missing F-35 jet
Officials have confirmed that the aircraft was involved in an incident referred to as a “mishap”. But they have not provided specific details about what transpired. Authorities are concentrating their search efforts in the vicinity of Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion, situated to the north of Charleston. This search area has been determined based on the last known location of the jet.
Nancy Mace, a Republican congresswoman for South Carolina, asked on X: “How in the hell do you lose an F-35? “How is there not a tracking device and we’re asking the public to what, find a jet and turn it in?”
The aircraft is a stealth jet, which means its airframe, sensors, and systems are specifically engineered to operate without being detected by enemy radar.