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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Air Force Pilot and F-22 Fighter Missing

November 17, 2010 - 1:18 PM | by: Justin Fishel
An Air Force pilot and his stealth fighter assigned to Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska went missing Tuesday evening. The F-22 Raptor was on a routine training mission when it lost contact with air traffic control at 7:40 p.m. Alaska time.
A search and rescue mission is underway.
The pilot and his $143 million dollar aircraft fly out of the the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
The F-22 is the military's newest and most technologically advanced fighter. It's a one-man, stealth supercruiser designed for air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. The Air Force has 137 of them in its fleet.

Read more: http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/11/17/air-force-pilot-and-f-22-fighter-missing/#ixzz15ZgniJnR

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