Two IAF servicemen dead after fighter jet crashes in Negev

November 11, 2010 01:30

Two Israeli Air Force servicemen were feared dead on Wednesday night after their F-16I fighter jet crashed near the Ramon Crater.

The IAF launched extensive searches near the crash site in hope of finding survivors but several hours after the crash it appeared that the pilot and navigator did not succeed in ejecting from the plane. The cause of the crash was not immediately known and the IAF was looking into a technical malfunction or possible human error.IAF Commander Maj.-Gen. Ido Nehushtan was expected to order the establishment of an expert panel to investigate the crash.

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