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The F-22 Raptor has been placed on official stand-down orders after malfunctions with the planes on-board oxygen generation systems were reported.
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The F-22 Raptor has been placed on official stand-down orders after malfunctions with the planes on-board oxygen generation systems were reported.

The F-22 Raptor has been placed on official stand-down orders after malfunctions with the planes on-board oxygen generation systems were reported.

Pilots and crews of the F-22 have reportedly experienced a sharp increase in symptoms of hypoxia, which is a condition caused by a lack of oxygen often leading to disorientation or even temporary unconsciousness.

The raptor was scheduled to headline the Ocean City Air Show June 11-12 alongside the Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier Demo team, but the investigation may not be completed by next month’s show.

Event organizers say while they hope the Raptor is cleared for takeoff in time for the show, they are close to making a major announcement on the possible replacement.

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