posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 07:48 PM
reply to post by steppenwolf86
They didn't manipulate it. If you read the full report, Capt Haney failed to maintain control of his aircraft while attempting to activate the
secondary oxygen system. He allowed the aircraft to enter a dive that he was unable to recover from.
The ultimate cause of the crash WAS pilot error, exacerbated by the location of the activating system for the backup oxygen generator. All he had to
do was get below 10,000 feet and he could have put the aircraft in level flight, activated the autopilot, and then activated the secondary O2 system.
I agree that the report shouldn't have solely blamed pilot error, but regardless of circumstances, the pilot was at least partially to blame. Other
pilots had problems with their oxygen system and successfully activated the backup O2 system without problem.
No F-22 has ever been in danger of "suffocating to death". The symptoms include hypoxia like symptoms, which isn't suffocating, and a cough brought
on by portions of their lungs collapsing, which has been known to happen at the high altitudes that the F-22 flies at. The same thing happens to U-2
pilots every flight.
edit on 9/27/2012 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)