An Air Force F-22 crashed

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  1. comiso90

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    WASHINGTON (CNN) — An Air Force F-22 crashed Wednesday near Edwards Air Force Base in California, Air Force officials said.

    The single-seat fighter crashed about 10:30 a.m. (1:30 p.m. ET) for unknown reasons, the officials said.

    The status of the pilot was unknown.

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    Lets hope the pilot is ok...

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    The pilot did successfully eject.

    I wonder if this was a "software" crash????

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    Did he eject? I heard about an hour ago that he was dead
     
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    3/25/2009 - EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- An Air Force F-22A crash today claimed the life of a USAF veteran and Lockheed Martin test pilot.

    David Cooley, 49, of Palmdale, Calif., died when the F-22A he was piloting crashed northeast of Edwards AFB. Cooley worked as a test pilot with Lockheed Martin, and was employed at the 411th Flight Test Squadron, 412th Test Wing, on Edwards AFB. Cooley joined Lockheed Martin in 2003 and was a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He worked at the F-22 Combined Test Force, where a team of Lockheed Martin and Air Force pilots conduct F-22 aircraft testing.

    "This is a very difficult day for Edwards and those who knew and respected Dave as a warrior, test pilot and friend," said Maj Gen David Eichhorn, Air Force Flight Test Center commander. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Dave and his family as we struggle through, and do all we can to support them."

    At approximately 10 a.m. this morning Edwards received word that the F-22A had gone down 35 miles northeast of the base. First responders transported Cooley from the crash scene to Victor Valley Community Hospital in Victorville, where he was pronounced dead.

    A board of officers is investigating the accident through an Accident Investigation Board, whose findings will be released to the public upon completion.

    Base officials stress that the accident site is remote and may contain hazardous materials released from the crash, and ask that individuals refrain from entering the area until the full investigation has been completed, and debris removed from the scene
     
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    Bill, you have to be careful with premature news like that.
     
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    Sorry about the goof. I saw the story and ran. This time off the clift! But that is what I get for trusting the media!

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    same here bill was the temp really cold and what kind of computer PC or Mac?
     
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    I know the F-22 depends on computers to fly. That was why the comment. If the computers quit working, the plane quits flying. I am puzzled as to why the pilot failed to eject.

    It is sad to lose a skilled test pilot.

    I wonder if the Air Force will release the cause of the crash?

    Bill G.
     
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    I was stationed out at Edwards for 6 years. They do alot of flying other than laps around the flag pole. He could have lost situational awareness and impacted the ground. They do alot of testing involving loops, rolls, and stalls. Its so hard to say what the cause was. So lets wait till the Air Forces tells us.

    In the meantime, here is a video of a Raptor doing stall testing out at Edwards AFB.



    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjHWLuJO-3k
     
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    I'm sure that it has double if not triple redundant flight control computers, so the odds of them all quitting is very remote.

    The AF may release some details regarding the mishap due to the high publicity of the event, but they will probably not release all.
     
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    Exactly, as this aircraft is still mostly classified, they will not release all that happened.
     
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    All I can say is that if it was a systems issue (IF! I have no idea what caused the crash), let's hope they resolve it before anyone else loses their life testing it.
     
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