Blackbird1 From Germany, joined Mar 2002, 221 posts, RR: 5 Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 7652 times:
Ah, just forgot to post to the comment to the picture, its remarkable, that all Raptors have been grounded until further notice after the accident.
'USA - Air Force
Lockheed Martin F/A-22A Raptor
Lockheed Martin F/A-22 Raptor
Las Vegas - Nellis Air Force Base (LSV / KLSV)
USA - Nevada, November 13, 2004
This picture shows the tail of the Raptor, which crashed during take off within Nellis AFB on Monday, 20th of December 2004. Thankfully the pilot ejected successfully, the aircraft, however, burnt to pieces. This aircraft was operated by the 422nd TES, tailcode 'OT'. All Raptors have been grounded until further notice.'
Blackbird1 From Germany, joined Mar 2002, 221 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7369 times:
Thanks for your interest in these pictures.
However, it was not my intention to criticize the screeners by posting the links, they are doing a remarkable job at this site.
I just wanted to share the pictures with those who are interested in, since this aircraft crashed a few days ago.
Both close up pictures showing the tail and the AIM-9 rail have been rejected for badquality.
In my opinion there seems to be a restriction on this site, that close ups of military aircraft do not get accepted.
Since I know now, I don't have a problem with that.
Please calm down.
Happy and Sunny New Year 2005 to all of you.