Friday, January 21, 2022

Human error, tape blamed for crash

Several mistakes, including maintenance, pilot and technology errors, plus a piece of tape, combined to cause a May 2020 crash in Northwest Florida that totaled an F-22 Raptor fighter, according to the results of an Air Force investigation. Redacted results of a commander-directed inquiry into the $202 million incident, obtained by Air Force Times via the Freedom of Information Act, sheds the most light so far on what was behind the crash of one of the nation’s most advanced airframes at the Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., training range. (Source: Tampa Bay Times, 01/21/22) Previous