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Originally posted by Rhadamanthus
Ok first off I do not think this is normal at all. Jets simply do not vanish especially when they are of the military type.
Originally posted by wisintel
reply to post by Now_Then
Actually from Alaska, if I'm not mistaken, it would be a pretty short flight to Russia?
Originally posted by breemtameem
reply to post by gatorboi117
yeah for real, that is a stealth fast mover, the 1st (publicly known) of its kind, that's just ridiculous for it to just be lost, anyone remember the movie "behind enemy lines" even the pilot's seat has a tracking device, so that's nearly impossible for one of the military's most expensive piece of machinery to have just vanished. i bet the pilot was paid off by russian spies to learn every location of the tracking devices and remove them upon arrival landing in russia for the plane to be reverse-engineered so they know exactly what we are working with.
Originally posted by firepilot
Tell us you are not actually bringing up a movie as evidence for what happens in real life???
Originally posted by susp3kt
I'll be the first to propose this idea.
Could this be a case of defection?
Times are getting tough. I'm sure some country would pay greatly for the aircraft so it can be back-engineered.
Originally posted by Enthropy
According to BeforeItsNews.com:
Winnipeg, Man. – At approximately 11:45 p.m. MST on November 17, a CF-18 Hornet fighter jet crashed in a field approximately 13 kilometers northwest of 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alta.
The pilot, Captain Darren Blakie of 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron, successfully ejected from the aircraft and was taken to hospital upon being recovered. He is in good condition and is being released from hospital.
The exact cause of the crash is unknown at this time. The Directorate of Flight Safety has begun an investigation into the crash.
Pilot confirmed killed in Alaska fighter jet crash
(Reuters) - The Air Force confirmed on Friday that the pilot of a fighter jet that crashed in Alaska earlier this week during a nighttime training mission perished in the accident.
Air Force officials initially had held out hope that the pilot of the F-22 Raptor, Captain Jeffrey Haney, might have ejected from the plane and survived Tuesday night's crash.
"Based on evidence recovered from the crash site, and after two days of extensive aerial and ground search efforts, we know that Captain Haney did not eject from the aircraft prior to impact," Colonel Jack McMullen, commander of the Air Force 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, said in a statement.
Missing F-22 pilot identified
11/18/2010 - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- The pilot of the F-22 aircraft that crashed Tuesday night has been identified as Capt. Jeffrey Haney, assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron. Capt. Haney's current status is missing.
The aircraft lost contact with air traffic control at 7:40 p.m. Alaska time Tuesday, while on a nighttime training mission. Search and rescue teams discovered the wreckage of the F-22, assigned to the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.
F-22 pilot missing since Tuesday night plane crash in Alaska identified as Capt. Jeffrey Haney, formerly of Jackson County
Haney, 31, has been in the Air Force for about five years, Viane said. He graduated from Columbia Central High School in 1997 and went to flight school at Western Michigan University.
He did his first pilot training at the Jackson County Airport, Viane said.
Haney is one of the Air Force's best pilots, Viane said. "Top of the class, as they say."
He is to eventually be an F-22 fighter jet instructor, Viane said.
Haney is stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. His wife and children lived off the base, Viane said.
Hmmm... What kind of hazardous Materials are on a F-22 that would require protective haz-mat suits for the search and recovery crews