Jun 23 2014
Defense News reports:
WASHINGTON — A US Air Force F-35 Joint Strike Fighter caught fire when attempting to take off from a Florida Air Force base Monday morning, Pentagon officials said.
The plane, which is assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, experienced a fire in the aft end of the aircraft, according to an Air Force statement.
The pilot successfully shut down the plane and escaped unharmed, an F-35 program spokeswoman said. The fire was extinguished with foam by a ground crew.
Defense News; 23-jun-2014; “F-35 Catches Fire on Takeoff at Eglin AFB”
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