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        1/17/2013, Shevat 6, 5773

      Air Force F-16 Baraks Back in Service

      Air Force Commander Amir Eshel instructed, Thursday, that the force's F16 Barak jets return gradually to training flights, following the collapse of a landing gear and the ejection of a crew at the Ramat David base on January 2nd. The order to resume training flights came after Eshel was presented the intermediate findings of an investigation into the incident, which show that maintenance and operation of the plane were normal and in accordance with procedures.

      General Eshel ordered that maintenance and inspections be more thorough. Air force authorities are in contact with their colleagues in the United States Air Force, which also flies this model.