WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (Reporter Liu Yang) The U. S. Defense Department announced on the 11th that all F-35 fighters were temporarily grounded for inspection after investigating an F-35B crash last month and obtaining preliminary data.
The U.S. Department of Defense issued a statement the same day that all F-35 fighters have been temporarily grounded, by the relevant enterprises to the fighter engine in a tubing inspection.
The statement said the problematic tubing would be replaced and the aircraft that had no tubing problems would resume flying. The inspection is expected to be completed within 24 to 48 hours.
On September 28, an F-35B plane crashed during a training flight in South Carolina, USA, and the pilot escaped successfully. This is the first time a F-35 fighter has crashed.
The F-35 fighter is the fifth generation fighter of the United States, developed by Lockheed Martin.
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