A US F-22 fifth-generation fighter jet crashed 12 miles northeast of Eglin Air Force Base in western Florida, located about three miles southwest of Valparaiso in Okaloosa County, at a test and training range.
The pilot ejected safely from the aircraft and has been transported to the 96th Medical Group hospital on Eglin Air Force Base for evaluation and observation.
According to reports, the fighter was involved in the “America Strong” flyover tour, which honors healthcare workers, first responders, military, and other front line personnel.
Tyndall Air Force Base, which is located 12 miles east of Panama City, Florida, has said in a statement that the demonstration team will not be flying today after the incident.
The F-22 Raptor is considered fourth-generation in terms of stealth aircraft technology by the United States Air Force (USAF).
The fighter was the first operational aircraft to combine super cruise, super maneuverability, stealth, and sensor fusion in a single weapons platform.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point Military News 2020.