A malfunction caused damage to a $125 million
aircraft today. An F-22, belonging to the 43rd Fighter Generation Squadron, veered off the runway and eventually came to a stop.
F-22 accident at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Landing gear was said to have collapsed. No serious injuries reported. pic.twitter.com/93SpY3a7IZ
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The extent of the damage is unknown at this time. Witnesses state the pilot did not appear to be injured, but was taken to a nearby medical facility as a precaution.
It is also unknown if the aircraft carried any live munitions at the time of the accident.
The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor was introduced in 2005. The single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft was produced for the United States Air Force.