There have been reports that up to 17 F-22 stealth fighters were damaged by Hurricane Michael.
The Air Force continues to assess the potential damage to multiple F-22 Raptor fighter jets inflicted last week by Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.It remains to be seen exactly how many aircraft were impacted and the extent of the damage.
JUST IN: @usairforce confirms that @SecAFOfficial, @GenDaveGoldfein and CMSAF Gen. Kaleth Wright just touched down at @TeamTyndall to survey the damage from #hurricanemicheal. About 600 military families have been displaced, and as many as 17 F-22s may be damaged or destroyed.
— Lara Seligman (@laraseligman) October 14, 2018
UPDATE: an Air Force official tells me USAF assessed the damage at Tyndall today, including F-22s that weathered the storm. All aircraft are intact and initial indications are “promising.”
— Lara Seligman (@laraseligman) October 15, 2018