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F-22 Raptor crashes, Hwy 98 closed
Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Ribicon, 11/16/2012 12:39:06 PM

Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. - An Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter jet crashed near a Florida Panhandle highway Thursday, but the pilot was able to eject safely and there were no injuries on the ground, the military said. The single-seat stealth fighter, part of a program that has been plagued with problems, went down Thursday afternoon near Tyndall Air Force Base, just south of Panama City on The Gulf of Mexico. The pilot received medical treatment and a section of Highway 98 that runs through the base was closed as rescuers responded.

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If there was an FSDV-22 (Food Stamp Delivery Vehicle), we´d have a full fleet of them airborne and working like clockwork.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 11/16/2012 12:43:11 PM     (No. 9018644)

Thank God the pilot survived!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 11/16/2012 12:47:30 PM     (No. 9018660)

"part of a program that has been plagued with problems".....

Oh yeah? THAT sounds more like the ASSpress to me! You opinionated fools !

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/16/2012 12:56:27 PM     (No. 9018683)

Holy cow! I just drove by there a couple days ago and was commenting on the airstrip next to the road.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: sherlock1, 11/16/2012 12:59:49 PM     (No. 9018689)

The Administration´s Press thinks everything is "plagued with problems" except the one big thing that really is... this Administration!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: harper, 11/16/2012 1:00:03 PM     (No. 9018691)

"...plagued with problems..."

No doubt the kneepad media such as Ass. Press has software that automatically inserts such leftard stock phrases into any article on the military. No doubt they got the software free from Russia, not China. They have been using it for years, long before China became a front row problem.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: veritas, 11/16/2012 1:01:17 PM     (No. 9018694)

#2 anticipates my response.

FTA: part of a program that has been plagued with problems

OK. Let´s expand from AP´s myopia a bit.

a. What is the standing of the AP anonymous writer[s] to comment?
b. The F-22 pushed the envelope. What happens when we push technology into unknown areas? We find out we didn´t know things, and we have more technical challenges to deal with. No, not making excuses. Trying to smack the AP around deservedly for their perspective problems.
c. There isn´t a major newspaper in the country [much of their content being AP product] that does not have a daily "Corrections" column. How long would you have your job is you had to make daily corrections to your work?
d. The plane crashed on Highway 98? Hmmm. Reminds me -- there are some 35,000 traffic fatalities in the US every year. Maybe, uhhh, our roads, cars, traffic laws, and driver training comprise "a program that has been plagued with problems"? Maybe? Could be?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: sherlock1, 11/16/2012 1:09:02 PM     (No. 9018708)

The AP is plagued with problems in the areas of credibility, accountability, and utility to anyone except Democrat politicians.

I would love to see it crash and burn, and to hell with its "pilots".

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Reply 8 - Posted by: fljack, 11/16/2012 2:14:56 PM     (No. 9018866)

For crying out loud...the venerable Tomcat (F-14)had issues during development and even in service. I had an uncle who worked for Grumman and he brought home tapes of some Tomcat crashes on Long Island at the Grumman Test area in Calverton. Seems they also had problems integrating a tested landing gear system into the airframe and had to redesign it...but that was a long, long time ago.

The AssPress wants the US to be a third world country with no real military... exactly what Obie wants too!! So trash new development and get the public all excited about the waste of money...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 11/16/2012 2:59:10 PM     (No. 9018970)

Just think. All those billions in development costs could have been diverted to Obama green energy projects!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ocjim, 11/16/2012 3:48:16 PM     (No. 9019103)

And to the Raptor´s technology, Obama says, stealthy, smealthy... I bet Obama wants to get the estimated fuel mileage up on these things, and get them running on biofuel, ASAP. And all that noise!? Priorities, priorities.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bob913, 11/16/2012 10:51:39 PM     (No. 9019742)

Remember that obama canceled the F-22 because it is the best fighter plane. Not because of the expense. His vacations alone have cost us at least $1.4 billion...

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