Jun 26, 2014
Marines, Air Force F-35 Flights Stalled
The 33rd Fighter Wing, responsible for F-35 training at Eglin Air Force Base, said Wednesday morning that its “commander has decided to continue the temporarily suspension of F-35A flights at Eglin in the interest of safety as we continue to investigate the cause of the mishap.”
The fire-damaged plane, has been secured as if it were a production aircraft and this was a problem unlikely to affect the rest of the F-35 fleet. This is the first time all the commands and services have grappled with a potentially serious flight incident and it seems pretty clear that no one is sure what the protocols are for a plane that is both in the test phase and in low rate production.