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.
airmen escaped injury, and were taken for a medical examination.
the landing phase of the flight, the aircraft was traveling at around 300
kilometers an hour.
The jet completed its landing despite the
An initial investigation found that a technical fault in the
plane led to the incident.
Israel Air Force chief Maj.-Gen.
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
The operational readiness of F- 16 squadrons remains unaffected.