The online popularity of an individual from South Carolina has surged due to his vivid narrative concerning the proximity of an F-35 stealth fighter aircraft to his residence.
This could be the best video since the mega-viral instance of a man telling people to “hide yo kids, hide yo wife” because of a criminal predator in his neighborhood.
During an interview with a local news reporter, Randolph White demonstrated his ability to spontaneously create sound effects.
The individual residing in Williamsburg County informed a journalist from WCBD-TV in Charleston that he was able to hear the sound of the aircraft’s crash in close proximity to his residence earlier this week.
The 72-year-old man reported “I was in the bathroom taking a shave and I heard a screeching … between a screech and a whistle.”
White proceeded to spontaneously produce a sound that defies verbal description.
“I said, ‘What in the world is this?’ And I heard a ‘boom’! And my whole house shook.”
White postulated that a celestial object of extraterrestrial origin, possibly a meteorite, had descended from outer space. However, he subsequently arrived at the determination that the observed phenomenon was attributable to an airplane operating “too low.”
Subsequently, he provided an account of witnessing helicopters engaged in a search operation inside the vicinity.
According to White, “Choppers keep flying around. I said, ‘Well, somebody must have robbed a bank or killed some people or whatever.’ I walked up there and they told me it was about the plane.”
The depiction of the event was well received by numerous individuals on various social media platforms.
***MUST SEE TV***
Eyewitness account of the F-35 Crash. I am warning y’all, you ain’t ready for this.
I have had about 2 dozen people send me this on Facebook. I am in stitches. Deceased. I have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. pic.twitter.com/2DImUPpVk9
— ☈ Chris Jackson ☈ (@ChrisJacksonSC) September 20, 2023
I trust this gentleman’s version of events far more than the government’s.
— Western Lensman (@WesternLensman) September 20, 2023
Hilarious video memes began circulating on social media after the jet went missing.
Have you seen my F35? pic.twitter.com/SmKstqIW9h
— Ramble_Rants (@ramble_rants) September 18, 2023
Trump F35, Trump 2024 pic.twitter.com/JvyOdU7elP
— JonCover (@JonCovering) September 20, 2023
How F35 got lost! pic.twitter.com/GGaCA1cWz6
— JonCover (@JonCovering) September 18, 2023
According to NBC News, there was a period during which the Marine Corps aircraft was unaccounted for subsequent to the pilot’s ejection during an aviation incident over the weekend.
The Marines sought assistance from the general public in locating the stealth fighter that was reported lost. This incident has raised concerns among individuals regarding the circumstances under which the Marines may misplace an aircraft valued at $80 million.
We’re working with @MCASBeaufortSC to locate an F-35 that was involved in a mishap this afternoon. The pilot ejected safely. If you have any information that may help our recovery teams locate the F-35, please call the Base Defense Operations Center at 843-963-3600.
— Joint Base Charleston (@TeamCharleston) September 17, 2023
On Tuesday, a debris field comprising components from the aircraft was discovered.
The precise reason of the crash remains undetermined, but the pilot said that he experienced bad weather.
The New York Post reported:
“The pilot who ejected from a $100 million F-35 fighter jet claimed to have lost the plane in the weather — and likely bailed out before he could activate its tracking system, sources and experts said.”
“He’s unsure of where his plane crashed, said he just lost it in the weather,” a voice can be heard saying of the pilot on a Charleston County Emergency Medical Services call posted Tuesday by a meteorologist.
The unidentified pilot landed in a North Charleston residential neighborhood and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
He has since been discharged.
Military officials have not yet released a specific reason for the pilot’s hasty exit, only referring to the incident as stemming from a “malfunction.”
Longtime military aviation expert and consultant Richard Aboulafia told The Post the pilot was likely operating the stealth fighter without any tracking capabilities activated — and ejected before he could do so.
“If you turned on the onboard device, it would be easily trackable,” he said. “But this is a stealth aircraft. If you don’t turn that particular device on, it’s going to be hard to make contact. Most likely, he or she did not have a lot of time to react.”
Military officials were compelled to ask for the public’s help in locating the plane — via a post on Facebook.
“It’s unusual,” Aboulafia said of that effort. “But what is the harm? The onboard device has not been turned on, it’s not being tracked. So it makes perfect sense that they’re going to ask for help from people in the area who might have seen a jet heading in their direction.”
On Wednesday, NBC reported:
A South Carolina couple had been celebrating their son’s 7th birthday on Sunday afternoon when they looked to the skies. A fighter jet was flying above them in an “inverted” position, they said, before they heard a “boom” moments later.
“Our kids always give a little salute, so we said, ‘Look at the plane. Oh my gosh, it’s so low,’” Adrian Truluck said. “And it was kind of probably 100 feet above the tree tops, and almost going inverted.”
“It was probably three quarters of the way,” added her husband, Stephen Truluck, as he gestured with his hand. “We could see the canopy” of the plane.
They didn’t think much of it at the time, they said, because Shaw Air Force Base is about 60 miles away. But after learning an F-35 fighter jet had gone missing — and that a debris field was found Monday just miles from their home in rural Williamsburg County — they realized what they saw likely wasn’t just any aircraft.
Capt. Joe Leitner, a spokesperson for the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, declined to comment on the Trulucks’ account and other details in order to “preserve the integrity of the investigatory process,” which remains ongoing.
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