Thursday, November 15, 2012

F-22 crashes; no injuries

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- An F-22 on a routine training mission crashed inside the perimeter of the base Thursday around 3:30 p.m., but the pilot safely ejected. The pilot had an unspecified problem about five miles southeast of Tyndall while returning to base. F-22 fighters were grounded for five months last year after some pilots complained of dizziness. The Air Force blamed a shortage of oxygen related to the vest. Col. David Graff, commander of the 325th Fighter Wing said there is nothing to indicate the crash is related to that issue, according to the Panama City News Herald. (Sources: multiple, including Panama City News Herald, Reuters, 11/15/12)