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    F22 found, Pilot still missing as wx delays search

    Two military convoys heading north from Anchorage with troops and equipment and planning to scour some of Alaska's most rugged wilderness for signs of a lost F-22 pilot ran into driving snow, slowing them enough that the searchers had to hunker down in Cantwell for the night.
    The group hoped to set up a base camp Friday at a closed wilderness lodge about 60 miles east of Cantwell on the Denali Highway before starting a ground search for the pilot, who may have ejected from the stealth fighter jet that crashed Tuesday night during a routine training flight, a spokesman for Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson said.
    Dozens of Army and Air Force personnel and vehicles will be involved in what base spokesman John Pennell called a "huge logistical operation," with hundreds more men and women supporting the ground and air search for the missing pilot.
    Military public affairs officials identified the pilot late Thursday as Capt. Jeffrey Haney, who is assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron. Haney has a wife and two daughters, according to the Jackson Citizen Patriot, his mother's hometown newspaper in Michigan.
    The last time anyone heard from Haney was when his F-22 Raptor separated from a companion F-22 Tuesday night an hour and 20 minutes into a night training flight, according to 3rd Wing Commander Col. Jack McMullen. Just before the two planes were set to rejoin and head for home, Haney's jet vanished from radar and lost contact with his wingman at about 7:40 p.m., McMullen said.


    Read more: Foul weather delays search for F-22 pilot: Military | adn.com
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    Prayers for the pilot and for the rescue team members involved in the search.
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    The pilot of an F-22 Raptor fighter jet that went down Tuesday during a training flight over Interior Alaska died in the crash, Col. Jack McMullen, commander of the Air Force's 3rd Wing, said Friday.



    At a brief press conference on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, where the plane was based, McMullen said evidence at the scene of the crash about 100 miles north of Anchorage and south of the Denali Highway, including pieces of Capt. Jeff Haney's flight suit and other personal affects, led investigators to the conclusion that he didn't survive. Part of the aircraft's ejection seat was also found at the scene.


    Read more: Air Force says pilot died in F-22 crash: Military | adn.com
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    Rest in peace, Capt. Haney. Cobdolences to family , friends and colleagues.
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