Friday the 13th Bad Luck for the Raptor

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Unread post17 Apr 2018, 08:11

I'm surprised I haven't seen this already on this forum.

Last Friday, a F-22 was taking off from NAS Fallon. Apparently the portside engine flamed out was power was brought up. By the time the pilot realized he'd lost an engine, the aircraft had taken of and he had retracted the gear. The Raptor settled back down on its belly and skidded.

This is ironic as they just recently got the Raptor that in 2012 settled back down on its belly airborne again. Took 6 years and at least $35 million to do it. Since there are so few F-22s around and no prospect of getting more, they'll probably have to spend a fortune to get this one back as well.
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Unread post17 Apr 2018, 11:26

"When a fifth-generation fighter meets a fourth-generation fighter—the [latter] dies,”
CSAF Gen. Mark Welsh
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Unread post18 Apr 2018, 05:39

popcorn wrote:http://www.f-16.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=54031
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