Pentagon Lifts Lockdown on F-35 Jet Fleet

By Joe Gullo

Published 07/15 2014 11:01AM

Updated 07/15 2014 11:02AM

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has cleared the F-35 fighter jet to take flight, less than two weeks after the fleet was grounded.

According to a statement from the U.S. Defense Department, the F-35 fleet will have limited flight clearance that includes extra engine inspections.

An engine fire in an F-35 at Eglin Air Force base last month prompted military officials to ground the planes.

The Pentagon says it's hopeful its most expensive weapons project ever will make a highly-anticipated appearance at the Farnborough Air Show in England.

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