The pilot has ejected and is in stable condition
In the U.S. state of Florida May 15, near the air base crashed a fifth-generation military fighter F-22. The pilot has ejected and is in stable condition.
The Eglin Air Base Command in Florida, where the fighter took off, reports that today around 16:15 Kiev time there was an accident of the F-22 fighter, assigned to the 43rd Fighter Squadron of the U.S. Air Force. The place of incident is in 19 km from air base “Eglin” on training ground.
It is noted that the pilot ejected and was taken to hospital. The condition of the fighter pilot is now assessed as stable. There are no other casualties from the plane crash.
In the roller, you can see the plane crash, with some details falling off in the air. Other footage shows several fire trucks driving to the place where the F-22 crashed.
The command has started investigating the incident so far, but the possible causes of the crash are not being reported.
The crashed aircraft was part of the 43rd Fighter Squadron, which is engaged in in-depth training of F-22 pilots. It is one of the oldest aviation units in the U.S. Air Force, and it participated in both World Wars and the Vietnam War. In the early 2000s, the squadron became the first unit to train pilots to fly the F-22, the then first fifth-generation fighter.