F-22 Experiences In-Flight Emergency, Ground Mishap at Eglin

An F-22 assigned to the 325th Fighter Wing experienced an in-flight emergency and a subsequent mishap upon landing March 15 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

The pilot was transported to the base’s flight medicine clinic for an evaluation immediately after landing, Eglin said in a statement.

The F-22 landed safely around 3:30 p.m., and there were no details available on the aircraft’s condition. Fire crews responded immediately.

The incident is under investigation, according to Eglin.

It is the second F-22 mishap involving the wing in less than a year. On May 15, 2020, an F-22 from the wing’s 43rd Fighter Squadron crashed north of the base. The pilot in that incident ejected safely. The Air Force has not released its findings into the crash.

After a hurricane struck nearby Tyndall Air Force Base in 2018, the Air Force moved most of the F-22s that had been based there to other bases, including Eglin.