Israel confirms that F-16 fighter was shot down by Syrian Air Defense
The Israeli military plane that crashed on Saturday was struck by ground fire, according to information from the Israel’s army press service.
“The pilots, in accordance with their training, ejected from the plane and came down in Israeli territory,” said an English-language infographic posted on Twitter by the army’s press service.
During the ejection, one pilot suffered serious injuries, underwent surgery, and is in the hospital in Haifa. The navigator was less seriously injured and is already “on his feet.” This was reported by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.According to the military, the aircraft was fired on by Syrian government forces using the …read more