F-22 crash mystery finally explained

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  1. Sridhar

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    By Stephen Trimble on December 14, 2011 9:53 PM | Permalink | Comments (View) | TrackBacks (0)
    The US Air Force has ended the mystery of what happened to the Lockheed Martin F-22 that crashed on 16 November 2010.

    According to the newly-released accident investigation board report, the cause wasn't the onboard oxygen generation system (OBOGS), although it did stop working. Instead, the pilot apparently struggled to activate the back-up oxygen system so much he inadvertently flipped the F-22 over into a steep dive while contorting his body to pull the tiny ring tucked into the side of his ejection seat.

    F-22 crash mystery finally explained - The DEW Line

    The full 7.2 mb report is available here usaf.aib.law.af.mil/ExecSum2011/F-22A_AK_16%20Nov%2010.pdf

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