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F-22 Accidents & Mishaps for the United States Air Force

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Found 13 aircraft, displaying 1- 13 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
25 May 1992 [ i/a] N22YX 87- 0701 YF-22 Details
During a touch-and-go began to oscillate violently for eight seconds before slamming back down onto the runway and slid several thousand feet trailing a shower of sparks. A resulting fire was quickly extinguished. The pilot was fine and never had to eject, but the aircraft was never to fly again and thus ended any test flights with any YF-22.
28 Sep 2004 [ i/a] 91-003 91- 4003 USAF 411 FLTS F-22A Block 2 Details
Airframe was overstressed during tests with two external tanks. G-load limiter was exceeded when control was lost after the aircraft passed through the wake of an F-16. Maximum was to be 7.3 Gs but actually climbed to 11.7 Gs. Flight control software was found to be the problem. The aircraft landed safely but never flew again.
22 Apr 2002 [ act] 91-008 91- 4008 F-22A Block 10 Details

Took-off from Dobbins AFB, Georgia on a planned cross country ferry flight to Edwards AFB, California. Shortly after take-off and during rendezvous with two chase F-15s at 1335 hours the F-22 ingested a 8.5 pound Loon in its right engine. Surprisingly even though a lot of damage to the engine, the engine continued to operate normally.

Damage to the aircraft was to the intake and the engine itself. The engine could not be repaired.

Mar 2009 [ w/o] 91-008 91- 4008 USAF 411 FLTS F-22A Block 10 Details
15 Nov 2012 [ w/o] 00-013 00- 4013 USAF 43 FS F-22A Block 10 News Article Details
The aircraft crashed near Tyndall AFB. The pilot ejected safely.
20 Dec 2004 [ w/o] 00-014 00- 4014 USAF 422 TES F-22A Block 10 Details

Crashed on take-off from Nellis AFB, Nevada at 15.40 hours. At the moment the wheels left the ground the aircraft began a series of un-commanded roll and pitch maneuvers that quickly became more violent. The pilot ejected moments before impact and the aircraft wreckage remained within Nellis AFB grounds.

Cause of the loss came about through a unique set of circumstances. The Flight Control System was inoperative at the time of the crash. A pilot must run the Initiate Built in Test (IBIT) on engine start in order to insure a fully functioning Flight Control System. The pilot shut down the engine for quick maintenance work and thought Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), which was running, would provide power for the Flight Control System. Believing the APU provided power to the Flight Control System, the pilot thought another IBIT after engine restart was unnecessary and taxied for his sortie. However the APU didn't provide continuous power and another IBIT should have been performed. Running the IBIT would not have corrected the issue but would have warned that the Flight Control System had a serious failure. As the engine shut down there was a power interruption that caused a catastrophic failure of the Flight Control System.

15 May 2020 [ w/o] 01-022 01- 4022 USAF 43 FS F-22A Block 10 Details
Was lost during a training flight. The pilot ejected safely.
31 May 2012 [ ] 02-037 02- 4037 USAF 43 FS F-22A Block 10 Details
A trainee pilot failed to advance to miitary power during take-off and prematurely retracted the undercarriage resulting in the jet skidding along the runway causing $35 Million damage
10 Apr 2006 [ act] 03-041 03- 4041 USAF 27 FS F-22A Block 20 Details
Canopy stuck in the closed position trapping a pilot after a flight for several hours. Eventually the canopy had to be cut to rescue the pilot after all other options where exhausted. The aircraft was easily repaired.
20 Oct 2005 [ act] 03-045 03- 4045 USAF 27 FS F-22A Block 20 Details
On October 20, 2005 at around 20.30 hours the aircraft was starting its engines for a night training mission. The right engine ingested a nose landing gear "remove before flight" safety pin/flag. Damage to the engine was $6.7 million but there was no damage to the rest of the aircraft. The pin was pulled out by ground crew during engine run which is not proper procedure as it should be pulled prior to engine start. Suction pulled it out of his hand.
16 Nov 2010 [ w/o] 06-125 06- 4125 USAF 525 FS F-22A Block 30 Details
The aircraft call sign 'Rocky Three' lost contact with air traffic control at 19:40h (Alaska time) while on a night-time training mission. The wreckage site was found to be about 100 miles North of Anchorage. Captain Jeffrey Haney failed to eject from the aircraft prior to impact.
14 Jan 2015 [ act] 07-142 07- 4142 USAF 90 FS F-22A Block 30 Details
Break fire and gear collapse on the starboard side while landing at Hickham AFB, Hawaii. Aircraft was eventually repaired at Honolulu.
Unknown [ sto] 07-146 07- 4146 USAF 90 FS F-22A Block 30 Details
Damaged in crash in Nevada. Repairs underway

Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available
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Apr 03, 2021 - 05:14 AM
PAO Over Pressurization

My class-A mishap from ~2005 is not included. While the PAO reservoir was filling after a QA maintenance evaluation, the system over pressurized and destroyed two avionics cards and one component in the ECS bay, totaling $1.4 million. Resulting in fleetwide TCTO to PAO twist-on connectors.

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