BREAKING: F-16 Crashes In Israel; Pilot Killed; Navigator Lightly Injured [PHOTOS]
The Israeli Air Force is confirming that a pilot and a navigator of an F-16A were compelled to eject from the plane. The pilot was tragically killed in the process, and the navigator landed safely. The aircraft reportedly exploded, and Air Force Commander Amir Eshel has ordered an investigation into the tragic incident.
The jet, which was landing at Ramon air force base in the Negev, caught fire when returning from operational activity in the Gaza strip.
The IAF conducted multiple air strikes today on the Gaza Strip, after a rocket was fired on the Israeli town of Sderot. No casualties were reported on either side, with Israel aiming its attacks on infrastructure that is crucial to Hamas. A later report by Hamas security forces said that Israeli tank fire struck a post run by its military wing, the Qassam Brigades, east of Beit Hanoun and near the border with Israel, causing one injury
This was the first time a rocket had struck downtown Sderot
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