Feb 28 2013

Pentagon: “No additional cracks found in F-35 engines”

Gepubliceerd door JSFNieuws.nl om 10:39 onder Global F35 News

The Pentagon said on Wednesday to Reuters that no additional cracks have been found on F-35 fighter engines during inspections begun after the February 19 incident that has grounded the entire fighter fleet and halted operation of the engines on the ground.

“Sources familiar with the investigation told Reuters on Tuesday that Pratt & Whitney is 99 percent sure the fan blade problem that grounded the Pentagon’s F-35 fleet was not caused by high-cycle fatigue, which could force a costly design change.”

Read more: Reuters; 27-feb-2013 “Pentagon says no additional cracks found in F-35 engines

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