F-22 fighter jet crashes in California desertMarch 26th, 2009 - 2:58 am ICT by admin
A F-22 fighter jet crashed near the Edwards Air Force Base in California on Wednesday.
US Air Force Richard Johnson said “An Air Force F-22 crashed at about 10am on Wednesday (4am Thursday AEDT) approximately 35 miles (56km) northeast of Edwards air force base, California”
The aircraft, which was carrying one person, went down in the desert. “It did crash, rescue crews are en-route and the status of the pilot and the cause of the crash is still unknown,” a spokeswoman said.
“The first one was during the aircraft’s test and evaluation period in December 2004 also at Edwards, during which the pilot ejected safely,” a statement said.
At the time of writing, the fate of the pilot was unknown.
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