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THE Farnborough air show will open tomorrow without its star turn — the F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft.

The jet, which will operate from the future Portsmouth-based Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, should have been on display.

But an engine fire on an F-35 in Florida led to the jet being grounded.

This meant the jet was also unable to appear at a military tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire this 

Today, organisers of the Farnborough air show said the F-35 would not be at the show tomorrow.