Ministry of Defence grounds fleet of 16 F-35 fighter jets

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Stealth aircraft will undergo safety inspections following crash of US Marine Corps jet

The Ministry of Defence has grounded its new fleet of 16 F-35 fighter jets for inspections after one of the high-tech aircraft crashed in the US last month.

The UK’s F-35s, which first arrived in the country in June as part of a £9.1bn programme to buy an eventual 138 planes, are being examined to see if they have a faulty fuel tube, following the crash of the US Marine Corps aircraft. Only one of the 16 jets has so far been cleared to fly again, the MoD said.

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