Monday, April 16, 2018

F-22 Raptor crash lands at NAS Fallon

Retrieved from The Drive
A U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor Stealth fighter was involved in belly crash landing incident after a suspected engine failure.

The incident happened at NAS Fallon last week, and the Raptor was belonging to Elmendorf Air Force Base's 3rd Wing.

Details about the incident remain sketchy.


Pictures indicate the incident happened shortly after take off, as the landing gear was fully retracted.

Also a rear view image shows the left all moving horizontal stabilizers, which are synced with adjacent engine thrust vectoring nozzles in asymmetric positions.

While the left horizontal stabilizer and vectoring nozzle are directed downward as for take off, the right are in engine shut down position.

Unconfirmed reports say the left Pratt & Whitney F119 engine flamed out and the aircraft bounced on crash landing and skid 5000 ft through the runway.

The aircraft being retrieved. Posted on Facebook
NAS Fallon is United States Navy's premier air-to-air and air-to-ground training facility. It is located southeast of the city of Fallon in western Nevada.