An Alaskan Raptor suffered a landing accident at Hawaii.
A U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor, belonging to the 3rd Wing from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, deployed to the Hawaii to take part in the Sentry Aloha exercise, had an incident landing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Honolulu on Jan. 14.
According to the few information available at the moment, the left main brake overheated and caught on fire after the Raptor landed on runway 08L.
HNL Rare Birds website published the image of the F-22 in fire suppressive foam: the runway remained closed for most of the day as maintenance personnel worked on the stealth jet.
According to the ATS website, it will take 30 days for a depot team to inspect the aircraft, and a decision to be made as to whether the aircraft is fixable.
Image above credit (click on the image to open it at full resolution): HNL RareBirds
This was not the first time a Raptor suffered a landing mishap at the Hawaii: an F-22 Raptor, assigned to the 199th Fighter Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard, sustained 1.8 million USD in damage in a landing incident at Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam, on Dec. 7, 2012.
Top image credit: Lockheed Martin
Looks like the airframe involved was 07-4142. From the news released recently by the AF on Korean cadets visiting Hikam, it clearly shows that AK 07-4142, assigned to 90th FS at Elmendorf is alive and well. Apparently, the landing gear and the underside have been repaired. It was the static displayed Raptor during the visit. Still don’t know if it’s air worthy, though.