U.S. Air Force grounds 'combat-ready' F-35s over coolant line flaw

Sep 17, 2016

U.S. Air Force grounds 'combat-ready' F-35s over coolant line flaw

Seven weeks after the U.S. Air Force declared its first F-35 jets to be combat-ready, 10 of the aircraft aren’t flying after service mechanics discovered “peeling and crumbling” insulation wrapped around lines that carry liquid to cool combat systems and computers. The poor insulation ...