IAF pilot experiences vertigo in training flight

Incident is one of a number of safety-related events that took place in the air force recently.

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March 24, 2014 23:09
An Israel Air Force jet

IAF jet 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Israel Air Force Chief Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel will hold a flight safety day this week, after an F-16 fighter jet pilot experienced vertigo during a training flight over the Mediterranean Sea on Monday.

The navigator took over the controls and safely landed the jet at its base. The incident was one of a number of safety-related events that took place in the air force recently, prompting Eshel to set aside a day for going over procedures, the IDF Spokesman Unit said.

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During the safety day, regular training will be suspended, though all operational activity will proceed as normal.

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