UPDATE: F-22 Landing gear malfunction caused emergency landing at JBER

An F-22 Raptor from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, in flight in support of Exercise Northern Edge 2017. May 3, 2017 (U.S. Air Force Photo)
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Updated 12:30 p.m. Oct. 11:
A spokesperson for the Air Force wing at JBER said in a press release Thursday that a landing gear malfunction caused Wednesday's emergency landing.

AP reports that the pilot was not injured.

Original Story Oct. 10:
An F-22 Raptor made an emergency landing at JBER early Wednesday afternoon according to a release from the 673rd Air Base Wednesday evening.

According to the release, the F-22, part of JBER's 3rd wing, successfully made an emergency landing on JBER's active runaway around 1 p.m. Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for the 673rd Air Base Wing says the pilot safely exited the aircraft. The extent of damage sustained by the F-22, if any, was not immediately available.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.



 
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