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  7/27/2012, Av 8, 5772

Two F-16s in Emergency Landings; No Injuries


Two Israel Air Force F-16 jets were forced to make emergency landings, Friday morning at the Uvda base, near Eilat, following a malfunction during an exercise over the southern part of the country. No injuries were reported.

A preliminary investigation of one of the incidents indicates that when the pilot of one of the planes tried to refuel, the fuel line hit the canopy of tanker aircraft and the refueling failed.

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