18 November 2010

F-22 Raptor crashes south of Denali National Park, Alaska. Search continues for pilot.

(Author's note: This should have posted last night, but the iPad's blogging software ia a little buggy)

Earlier today, reports indicated that an F-22 Raptor, the most advanced fighter jet in the world, crashed on a routine training flight. The wreckage of the stealth fighter plane, based in Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Alaska, were discovered around 10:15 local time (roughly 19:15 Greenwich Mean Time). Helicopters arriving on scene were unable to land or determine whether the pilot was near the crash site.

Fresh helicopter crews are resuming the search for the pilot, who would almost certainly be battling for his life against the elements. The region just south of the Denali National Park is ringed with mountain peaks, and is home to sub-zero temperatures.

More to follow as the search continues.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let's hope and pray that the Airman is found safe and secure.