F-22 Raptor damaged during training flight

WatanDost

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
F-22 Raptor damaged during training flight

By: Dave Majumdar Washington DC

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor from Tyndall AFB, Florida, was damaged last Thursday evening during a training flight, the US Air Force confirms.
While the pilot is safe, the aircraft suffered more than $2 million in damage-which classifies the incident as a Class A mishap. The full extent and cost of the damage has yet to be determined, but the service expects that the aircraft will be repaired.

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The aircraft was being flown by a student pilot transitioning to the Raptor from another aircraft type at the time of the accident. It was the pilot's second sortie in the jet after completing academic and simulator work.

The USAF is not able to offer any additional details due to an on-going investigation into the incident, but the mishap does not appear to be oxygen-related.

"There is no indication at this time that the life support system was related to the incident," the USAF says. "However, the investigation is on-going."

The USAF is not saying which tail number was involved in the incident. But the 43rd Fighter Squadron, which is the USAF's Raptor formal training unit, has 29 early production aircraft assigned to it.


 

Mr Justice

Minister (2k+ posts)
The most expensive aircraft program is already in tatters. It feels like Americans have designed this aircraft far more advanced........probably for the next 'generation type' of human beings that the Hollywood loves to depict in movies......... i.e. Aliens........
 

Safarmai

MPA (400+ posts)
Very important news I was just waiting for this.
Can you tell me what are the new elements 114 & 116 on the periodic table? Well they left the place empty for them on the table but found them and named recently.
 
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tz00007

Minister (2k+ posts)
Very important news I was just waiting for this.
Can you tell me what are the new elements 114 & 116 on the periodic table? Well they left the place empty for them on the table but found them and named recently.

the new elements 114 and 116 were found last year... and recently been name..

element 114 is called Flerovium and element 116 is called Livermorium with the symbols Fl and Lv
 

Vitamin_C

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
The most expensive aircraft program is already in tatters. It feels like Americans have designed this aircraft far more advanced........probably for the next 'generation type' of human beings that the Hollywood loves to depict in movies......... i.e. Aliens........

This plane has never been used in war games or training with other jets, so we do not know if it is capable or not, also remember aircraft can dodge radar when they are going slower, and in one position. If you turn on after burners, or if you maneuver your aircraft ie bank left or right or pull up pull down all of a sudden, you can lose the stealth for a while and give away your position. Stealth is not that good for a fighter jet or a dog fighter, its better for a bomber though.
 

Mr Justice

Minister (2k+ posts)
This plane has never been used in war games or training with other jets, so we do not know if it is capable or not, also remember aircraft can dodge radar when they are going slower, and in one position. If you turn on after burners, or if you maneuver your aircraft ie bank left or right or pull up pull down all of a sudden, you can lose the stealth for a while and give away your position. Stealth is not that good for a fighter jet or a dog fighter, its better for a bomber though.

Absolutely right. I agree with you. Considering aforesaid reasons, F-22 has the capability to super cruise without the need of afterburners. But they have hit with another bump i.e. where internal bay are good considering aerodynamic characteristics, but during operational usage of bays it is highly susceptible to be blipped on pulse dopplers. Same had happened when F117 night hawk was downed during Kosovo fight.......
 
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