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Pentagon lifts lockdown on F-35 jets

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Pentagon has approved limited flight clearance for F-35 jets after a runway fire in June. (Source: CNN) Pentagon has approved limited flight clearance for F-35 jets after a runway fire in June. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - 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 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 in June 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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