Fri 13 april 2018 PIC: F-22 Raptor wheels up accident at Fallon, Nevada....

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Fri 13 april 2018 PIC: F-22 Raptor wheels up accident at Fallon, Nevada....

Post by stratofreighter » 15 Apr 2018, 09:26

...and yes, that is an expensive repair :!:

Fighter jets these days are not the "robust tanks: they used to be... :|
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/20 ... nas-fallon
For a relatively small cadre of fighter aircraft—roughly just 125 out of 183 jets are combat coded at any given time—the F-22 community has experienced a number of gear-up and runway mishaps over the last half-decade or so.
Picture at
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/20 ... nas-fallon
Details remain sketchy and are likely to change, but a source told The War Zone that the jet may have retracted its gear too early during takeoff, with the aircraft slamming back down on the runway at relatively high speed and skidding its way to a stop.
http://www.airnieuws.nl updated per 04 aug 2019: ;)

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Re: Fri 13 april 2018 PIC: F-22 Raptor wheels up accident at Fallon, Nevada....

Post by sn26567 » 15 Apr 2018, 11:34

The F-22: the fighter jet that the US doesn't want to sell abroad, preferring to export the problematic F-35...
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Re: Fri 13 april 2018 PIC: F-22 Raptor wheels up accident at Fallon, Nevada....

Post by cheemabe » 09 May 2019, 04:07

I imagine the US doesn't want to sell F-22s because the US would like to maintain air superiority over every other country.

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