Pentagon resumes flights of F-35 jets


Pentagon resumes flights of F-35 jets

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YUMA, Ariz. (KSWT News 13) - You will once again be seeing the military's newest fighter jet soar through the skies of Yuma.

Tonight the Pentagon lifted an order that briefly grounded its fleet of F-35 fighter jets last week.

The Pentagon said all 51 planes had been cleared to resume flight operations.

The jets were grounded last Thursday after the discovery of a small crack in the engine of one F-35 at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Prolonged exposure to high levels of heat and other unspecific stressors were determined to be the cause of the crack.


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