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      Archive: 7/27/2012

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        7/27/2012, Av 8, 5772

      Dozens of F-16s Grounded

      Air Force Commander Amir Eshel ordered dozens of F16 jets at the Chatzor and Ramat David bases grounded, Thursday, due to a possible technical malfunction that could damage engines.

      As a result of the recent heavy heat, the Air Force noticed peeling of the internal lining of the intake system for the plane's engine and there is concern that parts of the lining could enter the engine and damage it in flight.