The US Marine Corps has ordered a two-day aviation stand down for all aviation units in the United States and abroad after their F-35 went missing, the third mishap in six weeks.
Acting Marines Corps Commandant Gen. Eric Smith today issued a two-day stand down for all Marine aviation units, following a six-week stretch that saw two fatal accidents followed by a 24-hour jet-hunt for a missing stealth fighter which was subsequently found in a “debris field” located in South Carolina.
During the stand down, units will discuss “fundamentals of safe flight operations, ground safety, maintenance and flight procedures, and maintaining combat readiness,” Marines say.
🚨 #BREAKING: The US Marine Corps has just issued a two-day "stand-down" order for "all aviation units" both "inside and outside" of the U.S. following the disappearance of a F-35 warplane — ABC— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) September 18, 2023
Their reason is currently unknown.
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