The F-35A that caught fire June 23 was a recent delivery from low-rate initial production lot 5 of the stealthy fighter. Ninety-five F-35s have been delivered to date. All F-35s remain barred from flight operations as investigators continue to explore the cause of the fire in the aft end of an F-35A as it prepared for takeoff at Eglin AFB, Florida. Some test aircraft were flying as of June 25 at Edwards AFB, California, and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, says Kyra Hawn, a program ...
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