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(PHOTO) F-22 Raptor grounded by 20,000 bees

Aug 12, 2016 06:10 PM EDT

F-22 Raptor grounded by 20,000 bees
(Photo : (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)) 192nd Fighter Wing Aircraft Maintainers found a swarm of honey bees hanging from the exhaust nozzle of an F-22 Raptor engine on June 11, 2016 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. A local honey bee keeper was called to remove and relocate the bees to a safe place for them to build their hive.

Aircraft Maintainers with the 192nd Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis recently found something a little odd on one of their jets.

During post-flight operation checks on June 11, they discovered a swarm of honeybees hanging from the exhaust nozzle of an F-22 Raptor engine.

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