F-35B flights suspended after new issue discovered

U.S. Marine Corps
A F-35B at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona.

The Marine Corps variant of the Joint Strike Fighter is back in the news after flights were suspended on the F-35B Friday.

A problem with the short take off and vertical landing aircraft's (STOVL aircraft) fueldraulic system that could lead to a fire.

Air Force Times writes, in part:

The office made the decision after a test flight at Eglin was aborted by the pilot during a conventional takeoff roll. The abort occurred because of a failure to a propulsion fueldraulic line, which enables movement in the actuators for the STOVL’s exhaust system.

We'll keep you posted.

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