Israeli F-16i crashes, pilots missing

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fang

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Unread post11 Nov 2010, 05:58

An Israeli F-16i (soufa) crashed last night during dog fight training in the southern Israel (ramon crater), The two pilots still missing.
From the immediate publications (- 2): Two formations of 4 fighters each conducted a night multi-participants dog fight training, from un knowen reason one of the leaders hit the ground..
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340 ... 13,00.html
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Unread post11 Nov 2010, 06:05

I fear for the worst. According to the article, no problems were reported and other aircraft saw the F-16 plunge which could be loss of orientation. If the pilots are still missing then it pretty much means that they did not eject.
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Unread post11 Nov 2010, 09:04

I hope everything turns out alright and they get home safely..
Israel has some of the best pilots outside the US and it'd be
a shame to lose 'em.
I'm safer up here, then you are down there.
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Unread post11 Nov 2010, 19:07

Night ACM training... yea that's not dangerous. :(
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Unread post11 Nov 2010, 19:42

unfortunately the two pilots killed, seems like CFIT
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Unread post11 Nov 2010, 22:50

flyboy22 wrote:Night ACM training... yea that's not dangerous. :(


Dangerous, but neccessary.
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Unread post11 Nov 2010, 23:14

RIP, brave ones. May Israel live forever to honor your sacrifices.
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