Military officials from both the US and UK have been forced to ground each and every F-35 in their fleets so that their engines can be inspected—following another fire last week.
By our count, this will be the eighth time the entire fleet has had to be been grounded—though it's hard to keep accurate tallies given it happens practically all the time. Last time, it was the result of a F-35B Joint Strike Fighter catching fire. This time, reports Reuters, an Air Force F-35A caught fire at a Florida air base. "The engine ripped through the top of the plane," one source told the news agency leaving behind "about six feet of debris."