Wednesday, June 25, 2014

F-35A returning to flight

The U.S. Air Force said it will resume flights of F-35A fighter jets at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., on Wednesday, two days after one of the jets caught fire while preparing for takeoff. The 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin trains Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy pilots to fly the new Lockheed Martin jets. The Air Force declined comment on the possible cause, but said the other 25 F-35A models at the base had not shown similar problems. (Source: Reuters, 06/24/14) Previous