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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Engine failure caused F-35A Lightning II accident in 2014, says report

Engine FireAn F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft that caught fire in 2014 suffered from a catastrophic engine failure, an Air Education and Training Command Accident Investigation Board report has revealed.

In June last year, an F-35A assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing (33rd FW) caught fire in the aft end while taking off on a training flight at the Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida, US.

The pilot had aborted the take off and escaped unhurt and the fire was immediately extinguished by emergency responders using foam.

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