The Pentagon grounded the global fleet of F-35 stealth fighters on Thursday, as a result of the first ever crash of the costliest plane in history.
The decision to inspect the aircraft fuel tubes stemmed from an ongoing investigation into the F-35B crash that occurred shortly after a takeoff from the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, South Carolina on September 28. Planes known to have working fuel tubes installed will return to the skies.
Joe DellaVedova, spokesman for the Pentagon's F-35 office said inspections "are expected to be completed within the next 24 to 48 hours".
"Safety is our paramount concern, therefore the United Kingdom has made a decision to pause some F-35 flying as a precautionary measure while we consider the findings of an ongoing enquiry", a British Defense Ministry spokesman said.
More than 320 F-35s around the world must now undergo the inspections, according to a source familiar with the program.
The Italian Air Force has already completed its inspections and, as it did not find the faulty part, is back to normal flight operations, according to two sources.
"We will take every measure to ensure safe operations while we deliver, sustain and modernize the F-35".
The Marine Corps declared the F-35B operational in 2015, becoming the first service to integrate the joint strike fighter into its fleet. US officials said the suspension would apply only to those F-35s with a certain kind of fuel tube, which one official estimated at roughly half the fleet.
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The device features rounded display corners, while its power / lock and volume up / down buttons are placed on the right. Launched late last month, the Samsung Galaxy A7 is the South Korean electronics giant's first triple camera smartphone.
Bloomberg says on social media he did so "because we need Democrats to provide the checks and balance our nation so badly needs". He served as New York City's mayor for three terms and has twice flirted with running for president as an independent candidate.
There is also the risk of further severe Southerly winds impinging onto Southern and Eastern coastal areas during the day. From midnight on Saturday, weather experts have warned of yet more "heavy and persistent" rainfall across the city.
Turkish security sources told TRT World that the "hit squad" took CCTV footage from the consulate with them when they left Turkey. Turkish authorities have privately said they believe Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, was killed inside the consulate.
To recap, this smartphone features a 6-inch Super AMOLED display pushing a Full HD+ resolution of 2220×1080 pixels. In Europe, it will start at €599 / £549 (between $700-$725), with the 8GB variant sure to be a little more.
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