Cause of Tyndall F-22 Crash Determined

By: Joe Moore Twitter: @TV7NewsGuy
By: Joe Moore Twitter: @TV7NewsGuy

TYNDALL, AFB. The Air Force says a chafed electrical wire caused an F-22 Raptor fighter jet to crash on the east side of Tyndall Air Force Base back in November last year.

An investigation board released the findings Friday. The pilot ejected safely after a fire ignited in the jet's accessory bay.

According to the board's findings, the fire damaged the hydraulic system and caused the pilot to be unable to control the jet.

The military estimated the total damage from the crash to be around $150 million.

The single-seat jet went down near a remote section of U.S. Highway98 just east of Mexico Beach. No one on the ground was injured, and the pilot had no serious injuries.

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