F-22 Crashes in Alaska, Pilot Missing

Search and rescue teams have found the location of the U.S. Air Force F-22 that crashed in Alaska Tuesday, however the pilot remains missing

The F-22 lost contact with air traffic control at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday while on a training run out of the Elemendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage.

The crash site was located 100 miles north of Anchorage Wednesday, according to a USAF statement, however at the time of writing the pilot remains missing.

It’s believed that the pilot did eject from the F-22 prior to impact, however the area of the crash is in difficult, cold terrain making a search and rescue effort difficult.

The F-22 has had a troubled history, with the stealth aircraft suffering six Class A accidents, accidents that result in more than $1 million in damage, since entering service.