(photo credit: Tsahal)
The IAF on Sunday renewed training for F16I jets after they were grounded due a crash at the Ramon Crater on Thursday that killed two IAF servicemen.
IAF pilot Maj. Amihai Itkis, 28, and navigator Maj. Emmanuel Levi, 30 both died after their F16I jet crash in an incident that was likely caused by human error rather than a technical fault.
The jet was the leader of four planes that was on a training exercise
and sank from an altitude of 11,000 feet to a much lower altitude. IAF
investigators suspect that the pilot did not realize how low he had
flown because no distress call was received.
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.