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Fate of costly stealth fighter jets at Tyndall Air Force Base still unknown

October 17, 2018 / Melissa Nelson Gabriel

While Florida's political leaders urged the Trump administration on Tuesday to prioritize rebuilding hurricane-damaged Tyndall Air Force Base, the fate of billions of dollars worth of stealth fighter jets at the base remained unknown. Experts have said up to 22 of the F-22 Raptors, which cost an estimated $330 million each, could have been left behind in hangars as Hurricane Michael tore through the region. The base, which is home to 55 of the world's most-advanced fighter jets, flew 33 of the planes away from the storm to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.