Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage
Last night an F-22 fighter jet from Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson went missing during a training exercise. Two F-22s were out flying when one of them dropped off radar around 7:40 p.m., about 100 miles north of Anchorage. Air traffic control was notified. Captain Joseph Coslett with the base public affairs office says, the pilot of the other F-22 re-fueled and went looking for the missing craft.
The jet was discovered today, but there is no word yet as to whether or not the pilot was able to safely eject from the plane.
Captain Coslett says the name of the pilot will not be released until rescuers can reach the site and determine the pilot’s condition. The aircraft is assigned to Elmendorf’s 3rd Wing.
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