Pentagon Grounds F-35 Fleet After Crack Found In Engine

Law360, New York (February 22, 2013, 7:01 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Defense on Friday grounded all of its Lockheed Martin Corp.-developed F-35 fighter planes as a precautionary measure after discovering a crack in a stealth fighter's engine blade at an air base in California.

The crack was discovered at Edwards Air Force Base during a routine engine inspection of the F-35 planes, which are made by Lockheed Martin and United Technologies Corporation’s Pratt & Whitney division. Engine parts are being shipped to a Pratt & Whitney facility in Connecticut for a "more thorough...
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