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U.S. military grounds all F-35 jets after fire at Florida base
U.S. military grounds all F-35 jets after fire at Florida base

In the latest setback for the Pentagon’s nearly $400-billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the U.S. military has grounded all of the fighter jets from flight operations after one of them caught fire at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida earlier this week. Flights had been expected to resume the day after Monday’s mishap, but the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps decided to suspend all F-35 operations until it was determined that flights could resume safely. A safety board has begun investigating the incident to determine the cause. Early Monday, one of the Air Force's radar-evading, supersonic fighter jets caught fire before takeoff. The pilot left the aircraft...

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