The US Department of Defense suspended the flights of fifth-generation F-35 Lighting II fighters after the crash of this type of aircraft in September.
Recall, the F-35B fighter of the US Marine Corps crashed on September 28 near an air base in South Carolina. The pilot ejected his life out of danger.
The flight ban applies to all modifications of the F-35, writes Aviation Week. The operation of fighters stopped and US partners.
According to preliminary data, the cause of the crash was problems in the fuel supply system of the aircraft. In this regard, the entire F-35 fleet will be tested.