Col. Jack McMullen, 3rd Wing Commander, describes Tuesday's F-22 Raptor training maneuvers as he announces the death of pilot Jeff Haney based on evidence found at the crash site Friday evening November 19, 2010 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Col. Jack McMullen, 3rd Wing commander, speaks about the F-22 Raptor accident during a news conference Wednesday near the Boniface Gate of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. "It was a little bit windy, but that's not going to affect the aircraft in the air," McMullen said.
The first official wave of F-22 Raptors arrived in August 2007 during a welcoming ceremony at Elmendorf AFB. The Raptor is the Air Force's newest fighter aircraft with a unique combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability and integrated avionics to perform both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions.