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Raptor involved in Pearl Harbor ceremony damaged

Published On: Dec 07 2012 02:27:00 PM HST
Updated On: Dec 07 2012 04:27:47 PM HST
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -

An F-22 Raptor jet that landed Friday morning at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam was damaged, according to the Hawaii National Guard.

The Hawaii National Guard confirmed that the Raptor took part in the flyover for the 71st anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

The Raptor belonged to the 199th and 19th Fighters Squadrons.  It sustained damage to both horizontal stabilizers.

The initial cost estimate for repairs is $1.8 million.  Each Raptor costs more than $400 million.

The tail of the plane scraped the runway during landing, according to a Hawaii National Guard spokesman.

The pilot of the aircraft was uninjured.  The cause of the damage is under investigation.

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