Raptor involved in Pearl Harbor ceremony damaged

Damage estimated at $1.8 million

 UPDATED 4:27 PM HST Dec 07, 2012
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.

PHOTOS: F-22 operational declaration
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Tech Sgt. Andrew Jackson, 154th Wing Public Affairs

Senior Master Sgt. Eric Correa, with the 154th Maintenance Squadron, inspects an external fuel tank on the 199th / 19th fighter Squadrons F-22s prior to a launch to mark the Squadrons Initial Operational Capability at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam.

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