23 Jun 2014 By: Stephen Trimble - FG
A Lockheed Martin F-35A was damaged on 23 June after a fire erupted in the aft section of the fuselage during a take-off attempt from Eglin AFB, Florida, says a base spokeswoman.
The pilot aborted the take-off attempt due to the fire and exited the aircraft without injury, she says. Further details have not been released.
Emergency crews responded to the fire, which was reported at 09:15, and used foam to extinguish the flames, the spokeswoman says.
The cause of the fire is now under investigation.