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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:39 PM

F-22 Raptor Crashes On U.S. 98 Near Tyndall AFB

Source: WJHG TV

BREAKING NEWS: A plane has crashed on Hwy 98 near Tyndall AFB.

Lt. Holiday at Tyndall AFB confirms the plane is an F-22. We believe the pilot ejected safely before the crash.

Witnesses report the wreckge is on fire.

Hwy 98 is closed at the DuPont bridge. HAZMAT crew enroute.

Read more: http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/Plane-Crash-On-US-98-Near-Tyndall-AFB-179557981.html



The DuPont bridge is a major thoughfare for Panama City, FL.

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Reply F-22 Raptor Crashes On U.S. 98 Near Tyndall AFB (Original post)
Eagle_Eye Nov 2012 OP
msongs Nov 2012 #1
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 #10
Eagle_Eye Nov 2012 #2
Dubster Nov 2012 #3
Plucketeer Nov 2012 #5
Fumesucker Nov 2012 #9
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #13
jmowreader Nov 2012 #17
FarCenter Nov 2012 #4
Plucketeer Nov 2012 #6
DemoTex Nov 2012 #7
Zorro Nov 2012 #8
DemoTex Nov 2012 #11
Zorro Nov 2012 #12
joanbarnes Nov 2012 #14
Tab Nov 2012 #15
midnight armadillo Nov 2012 #16
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #18
Angleae Nov 2012 #19
PavePusher Nov 2012 #20

Response to Eagle_Eye (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:45 PM

1. will the russians help "clean up" the wreckage? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:02 PM

10. Probably has a bunch of Chinese components anyway...

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Response to Eagle_Eye (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:51 PM

2. More news on the other channel

News 13 has confirmed an F-22 fighter jet has crashed on Highway 98 on Tyndall AFB

Sources at Tyndall say the pilot has ejected safely. Debris is on the runway at Tyndall at this time.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office is assisting at this time. Bay County Control says the County's hazardous materials team has been asked to stand by at this time.

The DuPont Bridge has been closed and traffic is currently being averted.

http://www.wmbb.com/story/20111433/breaking-news-f-22-fighter-crashes-at-tyndall-air-force-base

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Response to Eagle_Eye (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:52 PM

3. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Dubster (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:58 PM

5. Hell, McCain probably crashed the damned thing!

He lost FIVE or six planes in the course of his flying carear!

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:53 PM

9. DUzy!



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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:41 PM

13. McCain was a 'Negative Ace'.

If he hadn't had family connections, he would have been cashiered.

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:18 AM

17. Just five

McCain is America's first Reverse Ace. He is responsible for downing five planes, which would be impressive if he hadn't been flying them.

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Response to Eagle_Eye (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:58 PM

4. $150,000,000 on the highway!

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:05 PM

6. I was thinking the same thing!

What would that do for the school district my wife teaches for??? Crowded classrooms - ancient computers - prehistoric heating and A/C systems. Laughable electrical wiring that was maybe adequate in the late 30s. And she and the other teachers have had to take pay cuts to keep the district solvent. And then they want the teachers to be inspirational for all the disinterested kids. ALL those woes and much, much more scattered all over the ground and we are NO MORE and NO LESS secure than we were before it crashed.

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Response to Eagle_Eye (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:25 PM

7. I remember flying in/out of Tyndall AFB in the 60s

I can picture exactly 'where that F-22 crashed. I also remember Tyndall AFB in the 50s, when as a kid I played on the beach and marveled at the B-58 Hustlers roaring over.

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:46 PM

8. I thought B-58s were only at Carswell and Bunker Hill AFBs

What were they doing at Tyndall?

Could they have been F-102s? Tyndall was a TAC base in the 50s, I think.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:15 PM

11. Cuba is my guess.

It might have been nearer to the Cuban Missile Crises that I saw the B-58s. But, believe me Zorro, I know the difference between a B-58 and a little F-102!

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:23 PM

12. Yes, the B-58 was hard to mistake

Especially with the nuke pod underneath.

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Response to Eagle_Eye (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:03 PM

14. Just buy another one.......use my social security money.

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Response to Eagle_Eye (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:45 PM

15. I'm wondering if this is related to the F-22 oxygen problems


They've had a high crash risk due to oxygenation problems for the pilots, although that was "supposedly" recently solved. Perhaps it wasn't. Pilots were close to a boycott of the plane.

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Response to Tab (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:14 PM

16. Maybe it was raining

After all, rain knocks the stealth coating off.

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Response to Tab (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:31 PM

18. wasn't that the plane pilots nicknamed "Thud"?

I remember reading a long article about all the problems with a new F type plane, which included the oxygen problem, and also included the nickname "Thud" because it was so difficult to fly, non-responsive, had horrendous major problems.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:40 PM

19. The "Thud" was the F-105.

Never heard the nickname attached to another plane.

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