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F-22 Raptor pilot involved in landing incident at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, base officials say

Posted: 5:42 PM, Jan 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-16 17:42:49-05
F-22 Raptor pilot involved in landing incident at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, base officials say

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – A pilot was taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon after an incident at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, base officials told News 3.

F-22 Raptors from the 1st Fighter Wing, 27th Fighter Squadron taxis for departure during a deployment to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The F-22’s deployed to Qatar for the first time in order to defend American forces and interests in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman First Class Monica Roybal)

The involved an F-22 Raptor and happened around 1 p.m. while the aircraft was landing.

Per standard procedure, the pilot was taken to the Langley Hospital for evaluation. The pilot was released with no major injuries.

Base officials say the incident is currently under investigation. After a mishap, separate safety and accident investigations are conducted. More on these investigations can be found here. 

As this is a pending investigation, there is no further information.

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