F-22 pilot treated for minor wounds in the wake of landing gear neglected to convey.
A U.S. Flying corps F-22 Raptor allocated to the 325th Fighter Wing goes through pre-flight checks at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Jan. 28. A F-22 allocated to the wing endured an in-flight crisis and a ground incident at Eglin on Monday. (Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez/Air Force)
A F-22 warrior stream on Monday evening endured an “in-flight crisis” trailed by an accident on the ground in Florida, however the Raptor’s pilot securely set down the plane, Eglin Air Force Base said on Facebook.
The pilot brought the F-22 down to “boost security and limit harm” during a normal preparing flight, 325th Fighter Wing representative Capt. Sarah Johnson revealed to Air Force Times. The stream stopped with its nose on the runway at Eglin around 3:30 p.m.
“The airplane arrived with a strange landing gear design,” Johnson said. “Specifically, its nose arrival gear was not down.”
A F-22 Raptor rests with its nose on the runway at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Monday. (Kindness Air Force amn/nco/snco)
A F-22 Raptor rests with its nose on the runway at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Monday. (Politeness Air Force amn/nco/snco)
An image presented on the informal Air Force amn/nco/snco Facebook page that very day shows a F-22 nose-down on the ground, with fire engines next to its.
The plane was as yet on the runway Monday night in light of the fact that aviators expected to get instruments from close by Tyndall Air Force Base to move the fly, as indicated by a later post on the informal Facebook page. Eglin is lodging the 325th Fighter Wing’s F-22s for Tyndall, which is remaking its grounds after Hurricane Michael leveled the establishment in 2018.
The anonymous pilot — the solitary individual on board the fly — was treated for minor wounds and delivered from a neighborhood clinic, Johnson said.
The Air Force didn’t unveil the state of the plane on Tuesday. USAF examiners are investigating what caused the disaster.