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Plane crash: Sudden malfunction gave pilots no time to respond

Pilots didn't issue distress signal, severity of crash landing indicates a sudden malfunction that caused the tragedy.

Plane crash: Sudden malfunction gave pilots no time to respond

IAF Major, cadet killed in Negev plane crash named

Major, cadet in training named as the 2 who were killed when a plane crashed near Mishmar Henegev

IAF Major, cadet killed in Negev plane crash namedplayer

Iron Dome did not work: 'We will continue to investigate'

IDF releases findings of probe into incidents in which Iron Dome system wasn't activated after rocket fire from Gaza.

Iron Dome did not work: 'We will continue to investigate'

Israel's 'First Jet Squadron' retires after 67 years

Air Force closes 117th Squadron which has fought in all of Israel's wars since 1953. Commanders, pilots to be reassigned within the corps.

Israel's 'First Jet Squadron' retires after 67 yearsplayer

Benny Gantz: 'Joint exercise with Germany contributes to IAF's continued superiority'

DM Gantz speaks with German DM Kramp-Karrenbauer, thanks her for commitment to relationship with Israel.

'Joint exercise contributes to IAF superiority'

First ever deployment of Israeli fighter jets in Germany

Deployment began with joint German-Israeli flyover above Dachau concentration camp.

First ever deployment of Israeli fighter jets in Germanyplayer

5,000 Air Force strikes in the last 5 years

IAF releases data on the 'war between the wars' to prevent Iran's military entrenchment in Syria, transfer of weapons to terrorists.

5,000 Air Force strikes in the last 5 years

Defense Minister visits Israeli Air Force: Israel knows to use its capabilities anywhere

DM suggests countries of region remember that 'the State of Israel has infinite capacity and we know how to use it.'

DM visits IAF: Israel knows how to use its capabilities anywhere

Near-tragedy during air mission

A malfunction almost ended up costing the lives of a crew of IDF soldiers onboard an army helicopter.

Near-tragedy during air mission

Supersonic boom causes panic in northern Israel - and a pilot is grounded

Pilot exceeds maximum flight speed during training session - and is grounded.

Supersonic boom causes panic in northern Israel

"Also in the IAF, our special forces are at the core"

Head of IAF & commander of new speical forces wing explain: "We are embarking upon the next chapter in the history of Aerial Special Forces"

"Also in the IAF, our special forces are at the core"player

IDF attacks underground Hamas infrastructure

IAF fighter jets and helicopters attack Hamas targets in retaliation for rocket fire on southern Israel.

IDF attacks underground Hamas infrastructure

Former IAF pilot detained during protest outside PM's home

Hundreds protest against government corruption outside Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem.

Former IAF pilot detained during protestplayer

'Corona wedding' during IAF training? Anything's possible!

She's a surf guide for girls and he just completed the IAF's fighter pilot course. They met and married during the COVID-19 epidemic.

'Corona wedding' during IAF training? Anything's possible!

IAF graduation to be held without audience

Pilots Course graduation ceremony to be broadcast live with a limited air show.

IAF graduation to be held without audience

Israel leads virtual international forum of air force commanders

Participants in the forum discussed the knowledge they gained during the coronavirus crisis.

Israel leads international forum of air force commanders

Israel Air Force airplanes skywrite their tribute to health workers battling coronavirus

Israel Air Force planes pass over hospitals in Israel to salute the medical teams at the forefront of the battle against coronavirus.

Israel Air Force planes skywrite their tribute to health workersplayer

Israel's Air Force to salute hospitals

Four Texan II T6 planes will hold flyovers over hospitals, saluting medical staff and healthcare system.

Israel's Air Force to salute hospitals

Watch: The Israeli Air Force 'Rolling Swordsmen'

Watch special video produced for the Israeli Air Force's 124 "Rolling Sword" Squadron's 60th anniversary.

Watch: The Israeli Air Force 'Rolling Swordsmen'player

Watch: IAF strikes terrorist targets in Gaza

Israeli Air Force retaliates amid ongoing rocket attacks on southern Israel.

Watch: IAF strikes terrorist targets in Gazaplayer

IAF strikes Gaza after 22 rockets fired

Israeli Air Force retaliates after terrorists launch 22 rockets at Israel Sunday.

IAF strikes Gaza after 22 rockets fired

IDF strikes Hamas targets in southern Gaza

Israeli aircraft target weapons production site used by Hamas' military wing in retaliation for rocket fire on Netivot.

IDF strikes Hamas targets in southern Gaza

IAF attacks Hamas targets in southern Gaza

IDF jets attack multiple Hamas targets in southern Gaza, including an underground weapons production site.

IAF attacks Hamas targets in southern Gaza

IDF attacks Hamas targets in southern Gaza

IDF aircraft and fighter planes attack Hamas targets in southern Gaza in retaliation for rocket and incendiary balloon fire.

IDF attacks Hamas targets in southern Gaza

Three aircraft will be non-operational for two to three months

Five of eight aircraft damaged by flooding at Hatzor Base will be back in service in the next few days, a senior IAF official says.

Three aircraft will be non-operational for two to three months

Air Force Commander sets up team to investigate Hatzor flooding

Major General Norkin notes incident did not coincide with expectations, stressing importance to research, learn, and apply lessons.

Air Force Commander sets up team to investigate Hatzor flooding

IAF official: 'We made a mistake when we didn't evacuate these Air Force bases'

Senior IAF official says base which flooded should've been among those evacuated prior to storm.

'We made a mistake not evacuating Air Force bases'

Watch: This pilot had a surprise waiting for him...

This pilot thought we were filming a video about his helicopter, but we had a surprise waiting for him instead...

Watch: This pilot had a surprise waiting for him...player

Watch: Armed terrorist attempts to enter Israel

IDF foils attempt by terrorist to infiltrate Israel from Gaza.

Watch: Armed terrorist attempts to enter Israelplayer

IDF attacks Hamas targets in Gaza

IDF jets and helicopters strike a number of Hamas terror targets, among them a Hamas military camp.

IDF attacks Hamas targets in Gaza

Watch: IDF 'Game of Thrones' excercise in Cyprus

IAF, Commando Brigade, complete joint operation in Cyprus, commanders praise soldiers' cooperation and personal abilities.

Watch: IDF 'Game of Thrones' excercise in Cyprusplayer

Investigation into helicopter fire

IAF launches investigation after helicopter catches fire mid-flight, grounds all helicopters of that model.

Investigation into helicopter fireplayer

IDF grounds Yasur helicopter fleet

IAF grounds entire fleet of Sikorsky CH-53 helicopters after one of them catches fire due to engine malfunction.

IDF grounds Yasur helicopter fleet

US Air Force commander visits Israel

IDF Chief of Staff grants award to US Air Force chief, Gen. Goldfein.

US Air Force commander visits Israelplayer

Watch: Israeli Air Force base's Tetris challenge

Clean-up day at IAF base used by soldiers to create a record-breaking Tetris challenge.

Watch: Israeli Air Force base's Tetris challengeplayer

Israel Air Force gearing up for Blue Flag

Israel to host Blue Flag aerial exercises, with teams from US, Germany, Italy, and Greece. First-ever int'l exercise in Israel with F-35s.

Israel Air Force gearing up for Blue Flagplayer

First woman appointed to head IAF flight squadron

Lt. Col. G. assumes role as commander of the "Nachshon Squadron", becoming the first woman in the IAF to command a flight squadron.

First woman appointed to head IAF flight squadron

'A very special and important exercise'

Israel Air Force takes part in the British Royal Air Force's "Cobra Warrior" exercise.

'A very special and important exercise'

IDF attacks 15 terrorist targets in Gaza

IDF attacks Hamas targets in Gaza in retaliation for rocket fire on Ashdod and Ashkelon.

IDF attacks 15 terrorist targets in Gazaplayer

IAF Commander visits US, awarded 'Legion of Merit'

IAF Commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin meets US Air Force senior command, furthers strategic dialogue and operational coordination.

IAF Commander visits US, awarded 'Legion of Merit'player