F-35 jets grounded

Herald Sun - - WORLD -

THE US Pen­tagon has or­dered a pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in or­der to in­spect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina.

The de­ci­sion in­volves a po­ten­tially bad fuel tube and af­fects more than 250 USowned jets, as well as nearly 100 that be­long to other na­tions in­clud­ing Bri­tain, Is­rael and Aus­tralia.

About half the F-35s are be­lieved to have the faulty tube, and they in­clude air­craft owned by the US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.

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