Photos: Israeli Air Force Pilot Killed In F-16 Crash


A pilot in the Israeli Air Force has been killed in the crash landing of a two-seater F-16I fighter jet.

The incident took place at Ramon air force base in the Negev this evening. The plane was returning from an operation in the Gaza Strip when it crashed at about 5:15 p.m. as it was landing at the base.

The navigator of the plane safely ejected without injury.

The cause of the crash is unknown. Israel Radio reports that an investigation committee has been established by IAF chief Maj.-Gen. Air Eshel.

The crash details were originally under a gag order.

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{ Israel News Bureau}