F-22 Raptor Traps Pilot Inside

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When you're an elite United States Air Force pilot at the controls of an $134 million F-22A Raptor, what do you do if you get stuck inside the high-tech flyin'/fightin' machine? What? The door won't open?! That's just what happened last month to a pilot with the 27th Fighter Squadron out of Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.

The canopy "became stuck in the down and locked position and could not be opened manually after the pilot cycled the mechanism several times, following a pre-flight warning that the canopy was unlocked."

What did they do? Why, of course, they broke out a chain saw and sawed open the cockpit, causing $180,000 worth of damage. Oops.


F-22 Raptor swallows pilot [The Register]