Monday, January 21, 2013

F-35B grounded for now

A failure in a fuel line that caused an aborted takeoff last week has resulted in the grounding of the Marine Corps F-35B. Flights are suspended pending completion of an engineering investigation. The aborted takeoff was at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., home of the F-35 training center. The grounding does not affect the Air Force and Navy variants. (Sources: multiple, including Reuters, Defense News, 01/18/13, Havelock News, WEAR-TV, 01/21/13)