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IAF airmen eject from their F-16 during landing
January 2, 2013 15:34
Pilot and navigator escape without injury; IAF chief orders all F-16 training flights grounded pending inquiry.
IAF A-4, F-16 jets at Hatzerim [file]

IAF A-4, F-16 jets at Hatzerim_370. (photo credit:Reuters/Amir Cohen)

A pilot and his navigator ejected from their F-16 fighter jet during a landing at the Ramat David Air Base in the Jezreel Valley on Wednesday.

The airmen escaped injury, and were taken for a medical examination.

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During the landing phase of the flight, the aircraft was traveling at around 300 kilometers an hour.

The jet completed its landing despite the ejection.

An initial investigation found that a technical fault in the plane led to the incident.

Israel Air Force chief Maj.-Gen.

Amir Eshel ordered all training flights of F-16 jets suspended pending the results of an investigation by a committee that will be set up to look into what went wrong.

The operational readiness of F- 16 squadrons remains unaffected.
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