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Pentagon grounds all F-35 fighter jets following crash — latest issue for costly program

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The U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marines — as well as 11 international partners who participated in the program — grounded all F-35 fighters on Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation into a jet that crashed in Beaufort, South Carolina, late last month.

A Navy aircraft mishap board is charged with overseeing the investigation, and they will be conducting a fleet-wide inspection of a fuel tube inside the engine of the F-35 aircraft, according to military officials. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pentagon-grounds-all-f-35-fighter-jets-following-crash-latest-n919311

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