Friday, February 22, 2013

Pentagon Grounds Fleet Of F-35 Fighter Jets

The Pentagon has grounded the US military's entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets after discovering a cracked engine blade in one plane.

The problem was discovered during what the Pentagon called a routine inspection of an F-35A, the Air Force's version of the new plane.

The Navy and the Marine Corps are buying other versions of the F-35, which is intended to replace older fighter jets like the Air Force F-16 and the Navy F/A-18.