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Old 24th Jun 2018, 01:15
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So at the date of the fire, around 120 aircraft operating and ten years into the program the first aircraft is a write-off.

F/A-18 lost ten aircraft to crashes and fires, and possibly 40 F-16’s in the first ten years of flight.

Seems like a fairly reasonable safety record for the F-35.
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