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Reports say Air Force wrongly blamed pilot for F-22 crash

Posted on: 2:00 pm, February 12, 2013, by , updated on: 06:35pm, February 12, 2013

An Air Force report that cites pilot error in a fatal F-22 crash “was not supported by the facts,” the Pentagon Inspector General’s Office announced Monday.

The crash in Alaska claimed the life of pilot Jeff Haney, and “sparked a lawsuit against the aircraft’s manufacturer and reverberated throughout the tightly knit F-22 community” –  which includes pilots at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, The Daily Press reports. 

Read the full report from The Daily Press online.

Watch NewsChannel 3 at 6 for more on the story.

Link: Assessment of the USAF Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AIB) Report on the F-22A Mishap of November 16, 2010