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F-22 sustains $1.8M in damage in Hickam landing 'mishap'

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:40 p.m. HST, Dec 07, 2012

An F-22 Raptor sustained $1.8 million in damage in a landing "mishap" this morning at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, the Hawaii National Guard said. The pilot was uninjured. 

The jet belongs to the 199th and 19th Fighters Squadrons and sustained damage to both horizontal stabilizers, officials said. It had been used in a flyover during a remembrance ceremony at Pearl Harbor and scraped its tail on a runway as it landed.

"The cause of the mishap is under investigation," a National Guard news release said.

Lt. Col. Charles Anthony says the jet was coming back to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a training exercise after taking part in the ceremony. He says the landing happened roughly 90 minutes after the flyover.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Sunny wrote:
Perhaps the Raptors nose was too high on take-off or landing.
on December 7,2012 | 01:33PM
kainalu wrote:
No sweat. We've got money to burn.
on December 7,2012 | 02:04PM
dufus wrote:
Gung Ho Pilot, take it out of his paycheck..!
on December 7,2012 | 03:16PM
psimmons wrote:
Yeah, especially if his name is Faurot. Isn't he the one who downed an F-15 off Waikiki some years ago?
on December 7,2012 | 04:10PM
kailua000 wrote:
That was mean. Faurot is a good pilot - or he would have died in that F-15 crash
on December 7,2012 | 07:17PM
serious wrote:
This is not correct. If they know the cost is $1.8 million than they know what was broken.
on December 7,2012 | 03:20PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
I thought they had computers. At that price they should have computers that say, "Hey Hotshot, your arse is a little low."
on December 7,2012 | 03:25PM
HD36 wrote:
Obama would say this is great for the economy. Now we'll have to invest, create jobs, and manufacture more parts. Others might say we could have spent the money on something productive. ie. manufacturing and capital.
on December 7,2012 | 05:56PM
HD36 wrote:
A drop in the bucket. The 2013 fiscal budget for military programs is 1.6 Trillion dollars.
on December 7,2012 | 11:06PM
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