USAF F/A-22 Raptor fighter jet crashes
20 Dec 2004
Monday a F/A-22 Raptor high-tech modern fighter jet crashed outside Las Vegas near Nellis AFB. The pilot managed to eject and parachute to safety before the crash. The pilot was taken to a nearby hospital. The aircraft was assigned to the 422 Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis AFB.
The F/A-22 Raptor will be the next generation fighter of the US Air Force and is loaded with advanced equipment and sensors. The supersonic stealth aircraft is estimated to be worth about USD 90 million.