A U.S. Air Force F-35A caught fire as it was preparing for a training mission at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, on Sept. 23, the service announced late last week.  The pilot was forced to egress about 10:20 a.m. MDT while starting up the engine due to a fire from the aft section of the aircraft, the Air Force said last week. The fire was quickly extinguished and no serious injuries seem to have occurred. A substantial portion of the jet’s ...


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