The mysteriously inept and failure of a fighter jet, the F-22 Raptor, has another failed notch to mark down in its resume of grounded awfulness: an F-22 Raptor crashed today in Florida, a little less than half-a-kilometre east of the runway. Luckily, the pilot managed to eject from the aircraft safely.
Here’s the official word from the US Air Force:
An F-22 Raptor crashed Nov. 15, at 3:30 p.m. on Tyndall Air Force , Fla., 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 cause of the crash is still under investigation but how much proof in the pudding does the US Air Force need? The F-22 Raptor is a headache-inducing mess. [Air Force]