Fears over fighter jets

Weekend Herald - - World -

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.

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