Israeli Air Force Trainer Crash
Tsukit training aircraft of the Israeli Air Forces crashed nearby the Tseelim military base in Negev, southern Israel, leaving two people dead - an instructor and a student of an air school, according to Maariv newspaper.
Tsukit is a two-seat jet trainer used for training of air school students. The aircraft was a version of French Fouga Magister, which was used as fighting jet plane, and since 1960 has been used for training. It is capable of 685km/hour and weights 2.5-3 tons.
The old French aircraft was repaired by Israeli technicians and equipped with up-to-date devices. Tsukit was first raised to air in September 1980 and was transferred to Air Forces in May 1981 for trainings.
The aircraft was implementing an ordinary training flight. Military is investigating the reasons of the catastrophe. First Medical Aid and a fire team arrived in the place of the incident. Ilan Karmi, 19, and Matan Asa, 24, died.
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