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Australia grounds all F-35s

ALERT 2018-10-12 14:00 UTC
Image Source: ABC News Australia/Lockheed Martin

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have immediately grounded all of their F-35 fighters after a USMC F-35B crashed in South Carolina 28 September. The action follows that taken by the USAF, IDF and RAF.

In a statement to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the Australian Defence Force (ADF) says, “the F-35 fleet has been instructed to conduct safety inspections across all delivered engines. Australian F-35 aircraft currently based in the US will return to flying operations once safety inspections are complete. Some international partners within the F-35 Program are already commencing flying following conclusion of their inspections.”

ABC cites further sources as saying the grounding will only last “a day or two.”

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