Air Force Commander Gen. nehushtan, ordered the return of the planes for flights F16I training after tests rule out the possibility of technical failure. Maintains an estimated that the plane crash last Wednesday, resulted from human error.
תאריך: 14/11/2010, 19:14
מחבר: יונתן אוריך
Back to normal: the Air Force Commander, Maj. Gen. ido nehushtan ordered today (Sunday) to return of the aircraft F16I (ה”סופה) regular training flights. Remember, the jets have been grounded “ה”סופה last Wednesday following a training accident which crashed a plane crash, ה”סופה which claimed the lives of two crew members, pilot Maj. Amihai itkis and his Navigator Maj. Emmanuel Levi z.
The IAF conducted since last Wednesday technical tests even about ה”סופה aircraft, in order to rule out the possibility of a technical fault. Following the tests maintains in the assessment that ה”סופה” crash last Wednesday resulted from human error and technical failure. In that the human factor remains the main reason for most of the accidents in the last decade.
However, the review has not yet ruled out the possibility that a plane failure led to the crash. IDF waves reported that preliminary investigation findings of the review which has been appointed by nehoshtan following the accident found that the crash likely not caused by technical failure. However, the black box of ה”סופה” sent in recent days to laboratory tests in the u.s.–in the hope that more data can shed light on the causes of the deadly crash.
Meanwhile, Maj. Emmanuel Levi, navigate ה”סופה plane” which crashed last Wednesday night, was buried today at 11:30 a.m. at the mount Herzl military.
His family wanted to avoid media coverage of the funeral. Maj. Amihai itkis, pilot ה”סופה” who crashed, brought to rest last Friday at the military cemetery in Kefar Sava.
Translated from Hebrew