An Air Force photo of the wreckage of the F-22 that crashed on May 15, 2020, that was obtained by the Air Force Times via the Freedom of Information Act. US Air Force
Warzone/The Drive: F-35s Nearly Collided With F-22s Right After Last Year’s Raptor Crash
There’s now a detailed report on how an F-22 Raptor tumbled out of control and crashed on the Eglin Training Range.
Substantial details have emerged about the crash of a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth fighter close to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, on May 15 last year, our original coverage of which you can find here. As well as the loss of one of the precious Raptors, the incident also saw a near-miss involving more F-22s and F-35s, some of which almost collided immediately after the crash. In addition, the accident report describes how the Raptor pilot experienced a catalog of problems with the jet from soon after takeoff until he was finally forced to eject and the aircraft spiraled into the ground.
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Update #1: Pilot lost control of wobbling F-22 that spiraled to the ground in secretive crash last year (Air Force Times)
Update #2: Animation depicts F-22 crash near Eglin Air Force Base in 2020 (Military times)
WNU Editor: The loss of one F-22 was bad. The loss of another one or two F-22s, and maybe a few F-35s, would have been a disaster.