Belly Landing Saves South Korea F-35A; Fleet Grounded

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Credit: Chen Chuanren
SINGAPORE–A Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) Lockheed Martin F-35A was saved Jan. 4 when the pilot chose to land the aircraft on its belly following an inflight mechanical malfunction. The pilot was not injured, but the incident prompted ROKAF to ground its F-35A fleet. ROKAF Vice Chief Of Staff...

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