….pushed the wrong button? There are lots of them in such a cockpit…anything that can happen comes to pass once in a while..
“Anything that can go wrong will” Murphy’s Law
A UK Navy Scimitar fighter had a landing gear problem at Lossiemouth. As it was soon to be scrapped, the pilot was told to eject. He pointed it out to sea, trimmed nose down, and ejected. With the new C of G it flew across the bay, low over the town of Buckie, very low over the A98 road, and landed in small trees and bushes. (Landed, NOT crashed.)
Near my home village, while I was employed in South Scotland.
They have indeed located it by now.
What does “two hours North of Charleston base” mean?
Indeed. Two hours walk is a lot different to two hours drive which is a lot different to two hours in search aircraft with is a lot different to two hours in an f35!