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F-35’s First Crash Was Caused by Manufacturing Defect, GAO Says

May 13, 2019

Via: Industry Week

The crash of a U.S. Marine Corps F-35 that temporarily grounded the entire fleet of next-generation jets in 2018 was caused by a manufacturing defect in a fuel tube made by a United Technologies subcontractor, according to congressional investigators. The […]