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Air Force temporarily grounds 82 F-16 fighter jets, including 1 from Duluth

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The Air Force temporarily has grounded 82 of its aging F-16 fighter jets after structural cracks were found near the cockpits.

The first cracks were discovered July 31 during post-flight inspections of an F-16D model, which is a two-seat variant primarily used for training. Subsequent inspections found than more than half of the F-16Ds were affected.

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