The pilot of a $100million F35 fighter jet who ejected over South Carolina over the weekend can be heard pleading for an ambulance and admitting he his 'not sure' where his plane is in astonishing newly-released audio of a 911 call.
The unnamed pilot, a 47-year-old with decades of flying experience, parachuted into a resident's back yard from 2,000ft after the super-advanced stealth aircraft suffered a malfunction over Charleston.
His jet kept flying for 60 miles until it crashed in a rural area near Indiantown. The aircraft was finally tracked down after a frantic 28-hour search for the wreckage.
Now, a bizarre four-minute recording has emerged which captures the moment the pilot repeatedly asked a puzzled dispatcher for medical help while admitting he has no clue where his F35 jet is.
Moments earlier, the North Charleston resident had tried to explain to the operator that the pilot had just parachuted into his backyard and needed help.
In the audio recording, the resident can be heard telling the dispatcher: 'We got a pilot in the house, and I guess he landed in my backyard, and we're trying to see if we could get an ambulance to the house, please.'
The pilot, becoming frustrated that the dispatcher couldn't believe what the resident was telling her, took the phone and said: '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.'