The U.S. military has called on citizens to help them find the wreckage of a missing U.S. stealth plane.

Yesterday afternoon, the F-35 pilot ejected from the plane to South Carolina. He survived, but the U.S. military could not find the plane. That prompted the Air Force Base in Charleston, South Carolina, to ask for help from the state's residents.

"If you have any information that can help our rescue teams find the F-35, please call the base's combat operations center," the airbase command said.

The military also said it was conducting search operations, in coordination with federal aviation regulators, around two lakes north of Charleston.

The F-35 fighter jets, made by Lockheed Martin, cost about $80 million. $<> each, AFP said. Stealth technology makes a particular aircraft "invisible" to radars, BTA reported.

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