Fears over fighter jets
The Pentagon has ordered a temporary 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 US-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to other nations including Britain. About half the F-35s are believed to have the faulty tube. A Marine F-35B crashed into a marsh island in South Carolina on September 29. The Marine pilot safely ejected before the crash.