Wednesday, June 25, 2014

F-35A still suspended from flying

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Flights of the Air Force's version of the F-35 fighter will remain suspended indefinitely after one of the planes caught on fire on the runway on Monday. Lt. Hope Cronin, spokeswoman for the 33rd Fight Wing, said Wednesday that additional evidence and information in the initial safety probe prompted the decision to continue the suspension. Initially officials had said flights would resume Wednesday. The suspension does not impact flights of the Marine and Navy versions of the plane. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 06/25/14) Previous