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

Posted at 2:00 PM, Feb 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-12 18:35:32-05

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.

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