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Hawaii F22 Raptor pilot reports emergency oxygen problem

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The F22 Raptor controversy has made its way to Hawaii.

Last Friday, a pilot declared an in-flight emergency after suffering a moment of dizziness due to an air supply problem.

A Senator from Virginia and a representative from Illinois are now asking the Air Force for answers.

They sent a letter calling on the military to do more to protect its fighter pilots. They say they want to figure out what's causing the problem that has some mainland pilots refusing to fly.

This is not the first time lawmakers have stepped in to ask the Air Force about the F22 Raptor oxygen problems. Last month they called for an independent investigation into the problems.

Last Friday's Hypoxia incident was the first of its kind in Hawaii.

However, the 14 F22 Raptor jets flow and maintained at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam have not been grounded.

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