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Israeli Air Force IAF F-15 fighter aircraft shows bird strike and subsequent emergency landing 1310112

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World Air Force News - Russia
 
 
Israeli Air Force IAF F-15 fighter aircraft shows bird strike and subsequent emergency landing.
 
Last Thursday (October 6), an Israel Air Force F-15 "Baz" fighter jet made an emergency landing at the Tel Nof airbase after it struck a bird during takeoff. One of the aircraft's engines caught on fire but the pilot and navigator were successful in executing a quick emergency landing.
     
Last Thursday (October 6), an Israel Air Force F-15 "Baz" fighter jet made an emergency landing at the Tel Nof airbase after it struck a bird during takeoff. One of the aircraft's engines caught on fire but the pilot and navigator were successful in executing a quick emergency landing.
     

Fire crews put out the blaze shortly after the plane landed.

No one was injured in the incident.

"Suddenly, we saw the plane on fire in the air," said an IAF officer at the Tel Nof air traffic control tower. "The plane immediately turned to land and we called fire and rescue services. This was an unusual and frightening event, but in the end everything functioned properly."