F-22 Raptor crashes near Tyndall AFB

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  1. LurkerBaba

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    Official press release from Tyndall. Aircraft has crashed near Highway 98
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    An F-22 Raptor incident occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Tyndall Air Force Base today one quarter mile east of the drone runway.

    Highway 98 has been closed from Dupont Bridge to the "Welcome to Mexico Beach" sign as a safety precaution. The incident is not on Highway 98.

    The pilot ejected from the aircraft safely. He is currently under supervision of the 325th Medical Group. First responders are on scene.

    Additional details will be provided as soon as they become available.

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    Tyndall aircraft incident
     
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    Might needed to ground the aircraft again till they find the problem
     
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    It might be again problem with pilots suit, that was responsible for problems with oxygen not OBOGS device in plane itself. Or a new problem, this time really with aircraft.

    But this is what happen when you cease production, and instead of solving problems in design bureau and factory line for new blocks, you need to work on finished aircrafts which limits the capabilities of finding problems and solving them.

    On the other hands, with quantity of reports about problems with F-22's, there are surprisingly little accidents with them, only 4 planes crashed.
     
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    I await his response.
     
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    Damian Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    Well guys, there is really no reason to critique combat capabilities of F-22, also it's reliability is high if there were only 4 accidents in such long period of time.
     
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    Another bad publicity for the F22... :tsk: But it doesn't need PR push since it is not sold to anybody else. But even with this series of shameful crashes I doubt if any current fighters will challenge the F22 in real combat...
     
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    There is plenty wrong with it when there are reports of the RAM being toxic when heated. Ground crew are getting sick and if this incident has anything similar to the others, the conspiracy is confirmed.
     
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    BTW, what's a "combat coded" fighter?
     
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    US$ 100 million machine that gone for trash. holy shit!

    I think the pilot will receive a caution. :yell:
     
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    Think its closer to 400 million, but it happens with technology that so far advanced beyond anything else on earth.
     
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    The Govt had recently removed most of the restrictions on F-22s flying limits.

    We need to wait for actual news before jumping to conclusions.

    But 4 crashes since 2005 is not a good thing, especially if this is a technical issue. Human error, happy days are here again.
     
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    Wreckage of the crash
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    Tyndall resumes f-22 flying operations

    YNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla -- The 325th Fighter Wing resumed normal flight operations today as the Wing Commander, Col. David Graff, flew one of the first F-22 Raptor missions this morning at approximately 7:45 a.m.

    The colonel stood the wing flying operations down following Thursday's F-22 crash on Tyndall Air Force Base.

    A total of eight F-22 aircraft completed training missions this morning, and six others are scheduled to fly this afternoon.

    "I have complete confidence in the F-22 and its reliability. We will continue to accomplish our mission while the Safety Investigation Board searches for the cause of last week's accident," said Colonel Graff.

    TYNDALL RESUMES F-22 FLYING OPERATIONS
     

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