By Stephen Trimble
A US Air Force Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor has sustained more than $1 million in damage after colliding with another aircraft parked on a taxiway.
A spokesman at Tyndall AFB, Florida, where the incident last week occurred, confirmed the F-22A struck a Royal Canadian Air Force Boeing CF-18.
Despite a $1 million repair bill, the collision was a relatively minor, low-speed event, the spokesman says. Details of the damage are being withheld pending the results of a safety investigation.
The USAF defines a Class A safety mishap as any incident resulting in death or disabling injury to people or more than $1 million worth of damage to the aircraft.
Meanwhile, the RCAF has also dispatched a safety investigation team to Tyndall, says a spokesman for the 1st Canadian Air Division.
The spokesman was unable to immediately provide details about the damage sustained by the parked CF-18.