Hours after F-35 goes rogue the Marines do this

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.

An F-35B jump jet practices vertical landing at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. (US Marine Corps)

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.