Jun 23 2014

Fire Breaks Out on F-35 at Eglin Air Force Base, Pilot Safe

Gepubliceerd door JSFNieuws.nl om 22:50 onder Global F35 News

US Naval Institute News reports:

A Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was severely damaged — possibly destroyed — in a Monday morning fire on the runway at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., USA.
The aircraft was preparing to conduct a continuation training mission at the time of the incident, but aborted during takeoff at Eglin Air Force Base due to a fire in the back end of the aircraft,” according to a Monday statement provided to USNI News from the Air Force. “Emergency responders extinguished the fire with foam.”
“We are aware of the event at Eglin AFB today involving an F-35A aircraft. The aircraft is in the very capable hands of the 33rd Fighter Wing,” a Lockheed Martin spokeswoman said in a statement to USNI News. “Lockheed Martin informed the wing that we are available for assistance upon request.”
The JSF fleet was grounded earlier this month after a Marine variant of the aircraft suffered an engine oil leak in flight

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USNI, David Majumdar; 23-jun-2014; Fire Breaks Out on F-35 at Eglin Air Force Base, Pilot Safe

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