Evacuated aircraft return to Tyndall
A pair of F-22 Raptors fly near the coastline of Panama City Beach, Fla. (Courtesy photo)

F-22 Raptor crashes at Tyndall AFB

11/15/2012 - TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- An F-22 Raptor crashed Nov. 15, at 3:30 p.m. on Tyndall Air Force , Fla., one quarter mile east of the drone runway.

Highway 98 has been closed from Dupont Bridge to the "Welcome to Mexico Beach" sign as a safety precaution. The incident is not on Highway 98.

The pilot ejected from the aircraft safely and  is currently under supervision of the 325th Medical Group. First responders are on scene.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation and additional details will be provided as soon as they become available.

(Information courtesy of a Tyndall Air Force Base public affairs news release)

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