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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Thursday ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fly different versions of the stealthy fighter. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to other nations including Britain. About half the F-35s are believed to have the faulty tube, and they include aircraft owned by the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. According to Lt. Col. Mike Andrews, a Pentagon spokesman, some of the fighter jets have been inspected and are flying again. The decision temporarily halted combat operations by Marines, who began conducting airstrikes against Taliban targets in Afghanistan the day before the crash. Officials said they were not able to confirm if the Marine planes were able yet to resume operations. On Sept. 28, a Marine … [Read more...] about Pentagon orders pause in F-35 fighter jet flights in wake of crash
It is now 17 years since the horrific attack on the Twin Towers in New York, but for those affected it still feels like yesterday. Among the almost 3,000 people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, was Hull brother and sister Michael and Christine Egan. They both died when Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked and crashed two airliners into the iconic towers. Michael was on the 100th floor of the South tower along with Christine, but three times he went back to help his staff try to find safety before the building collapsed. His wife Anna previously spoke to Hull Live on the 15th anniversary of the tragedy. “It all seems like yesterday," she said at the time. "You get stronger as time goes on and deal with it all better, but that pain never goes away. “As horrible as it was there is now an acceptance. But the hurt is there.” Anna and her family visited Hull two years ago to mark the anniversary. Michael was born in Hull and grew up on Orchard Park estate, and still … [Read more...] about Hull 9/11 victims: How a sister’s kind gesture ended in tragedy
TODAY the US is marking the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks – but that where they, and how many people died on September 11? By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz / Published 11th September 2018 Various events around the US will be held in remembrance of the people who lost their lives during the horrific events on September 11.On September 11, 2001, almost 3,000 people lost their lives when two planes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York, one into the Pentagon in Washington, and another in an open field in Pennsylvania.Today US President Donald Trump will attend a memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.Meanwhile, a ceremony at the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza will be held.The ceremony will include a pause to mark the moments the planes struck, and the families of the victims will read out their names. Related Articles 9/11 attacks ‘predicted in BIBLE’: Shock claim prophecy laid out in Book of Revelation 'Ghosts of 9/11 victims' SPOTTED at … [Read more...] about 9/11: What were the 9/11 attacks? How many people died on September 11?
David Jackson and Susan Miller USA TODAY Published 5:00 AM EDT Sep 11, 2018 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will pay tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks Tuesday at a ceremony in western Pennsylvania, taking on a rare role that has sometimes been challenging for him: consoler-in-chief. First lady Melania Trump will accompany her husband to the event that marks the 17th anniversary of the attacks that killed more than 3,000 people and triggered ongoing battles against violent extremists. After hijackers flew planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, some 40 passengers and crew aboard United Airlines Flight 93 – believed to be headed to the U.S. Capitol building or the White House – organized a charge into the cockpit to confront their captors. Amid the ensuing fight – started with the valiant phrase "Let's roll" – the plane crashed into a field in Somerset County, north of Shanksville. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump takes on rare role of consoler-in-chief at 9/11 event