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F-22 Raptor Crashes- Pilot Killed

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25 March, Edwards AFB- Test pilot David Cooley was killed when his F-22 Raptor crashed 35 miles northeast of Edwards Air Force Base, California. Cooley was on test mission when the 10AM mishap occurred.

Cooley was part of a joint Lockheed/Air Force team that was testing the F-22. He been with Lockheed/Martin since 2003 and a 23 year Air Force veteran.

This was only the second crash of a Raptor and the first since it became operational with the U.S. Air Force. The only other mishap was a December 2004 crash at Nellis AFB, Nevada.

The YF-22 Prototype crashed on take off in 1992.

The cause of latest crash is as of yet, unknown. The Air Force investigation continues.

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    The video is of the first YF-22 crash. The YF-22 was one of the first prototypes and not the recent crash which is being reported here.

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