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The US Defense Department says they have "clear and convincing evidence" that pilot Jeff Haney caused the crash of a stealth F-22 Raptor jet in 2010 that ended his life. His family, however, suggests that the Pentagon isn’t providing the truth.
In the last nine months the Air Force has been made aware of at least nine separate incidents where pilots just like Captain Haney have complained of symptoms similar to those linked with hypoxia, a condition where the brain is deprived of oxygen.
Originally posted by watchitburn
I would not be surprised. The Govt. frequently covers up information when it comes to jet crashes.
About five years ago, I was a 1st responder to a Blue Angel crash at an air show. The pilot died, and the crash was blamed on pilot error. But the pilot had the presence of mind to bring the jet down in a pond, anywhere else within 200 yds. would have resulted in many civilian injuries and casualties.
It was my job to locate any explosive hazards and make them safe. The ejection seat did not function completely, though it did eventually eject. Only the drogue chute deployed. The Canopy of the aircraft did not pop off until the pilot went through it. The fire suppression system did not function, and there was plenty of fire.
Now this last part is just hearsay, but I have a friend who used to be an aircraft mechanic in the Airforce. She told me that they were given the opportunity to work on the Blue Angels, and they were literally given buckets of parts and told "Here ya go." She also said that a lot of the paperwork for those jets is forged. Now remember those Birds are 40 - 50 yrs. old. So she wanted nothing to do with it, and they were all gonna go to jail.
So take that for what it's worth. But I have no problem believing the Govt. is covering stuff up.
Originally posted by Angelic Resurrection
reply to post by watchitburn
As a pilot, I can give general statistics. 90% of all aviation accidents are pilot error. The other 10%
are due to other factors like weather,mech failure etc
My condolrnces to his family.