Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashes; pilots unharmed

Jerusalem, July 7: The Israeli military says an F-16 fighter jet has crashed into the Mediterranean Sea after its two crew members safely ejected from the aircraft.   The F-16 is the backbone of the Israeli
israeli f 16 fighter jet crashes pilots unharmed...
India TV News Desk July 08, 2013 23:47 IST
Jerusalem, July 7: The Israeli military says an F-16 fighter jet has crashed into the Mediterranean Sea after its two crew members safely ejected from the aircraft.
   


The F-16 is the backbone of the Israeli air force. The two-seater F-16I is its latest and most advanced version. The military said the plane crashed during a routine flight Sunday.
   
The air force halted all training flights and launched an investigation into the cause of the accident.
   
The F-16I, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, entered service in Israel nine years ago. The aircraft is able to carry air-to-air heat-seeking missiles manufactured by Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. as well as U.S.-made radar-guided missiles.
   
The aircraft carries enlarged fuel tanks, increasing its range significantly. An Israeli F-16I crashed in 2010, killing the two pilots.
 
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