Wednesday, May 3, 2006


Pilot locked in the belly of a (F-22) Raptor for 5 hours

$180.000 is needed to fix the damage to the F-22 Raptor when they liberated the pilot:

A fire crew had to cut open the canopy of a US Air Force Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor fighter with chainsaws on 10 April to free the pilot, who had been trapped inside for 5h.

The Raptor stealth fighter, heralded as the most technologically-advanced fighter in the world, entered service in January after 19 years of development. Each jet costs around $134 million per unit.

The canopy became stuck in the down and locked position and could not be opened manually after the pilot cycled the mechanism several times, following a pre-flight warning that the canopy was unlocked.

Via The Register

1 comment:

  1. Lol, just one of the Bungles of the US millitary, i find It hilarious that a plane that cost Nearly 100 Billion dollars to develop and Purchase breaks like this, lol