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Israeli F-16I damaged during aerial refuelling exercise

July 27, 2012 (by Asif Shamim) - Israeli new media reported an F-16I 'Sufa' sustained damage during an aerial refuelling exercise which resulted in the boom on the Boeing 707 'Reem' tanker to disintegrate.

Both aircraft having sustained damaged performed emergency landings with no injuries reported.

Damage on the F-16I seems to be in the area in front of the HUD display in the cockpit, while the tankers boom seems to have disintegrated on striking the canopy.

The Refuelling exercise was being carried out over the Ovda base in Southern Israel. The IAF have launched an inquiry.

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