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IAF F-16 veers off runway; no injuries

Fighter jet back from routine training flight has botched landing; IAF says failure was technical

Yoav Zitun
Published: 12.26.12, 12:58 / Israel News

An Israeli F-16 fighter jet had a near-accident Tuesday while attempting landing at the Ramat David Airbase.


According to available details, the jet – back from a routine training flight - was traveling on the runway when for some reason it veered to the sidelines and off the runway.


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No injuries or damage were reported. The IAF has launched an inquiry into the incident, which military sources said was the likely result of a technical malfunction and not pilot error.


The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed the details, adding that the jet is currently undergoing a maintenance review by the IAF.



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