The crash of the F-16i «Sufa» about Harduf kibbutz in the Jezreel valley was the 11th such incident in Israel with aircraft in this class over the last 20 years. As previously reported, the pilots ejected and survived.
If it is confirmed that the plane was shot down by Syrian air defenses, this is the first such incident in many years.
October 5, 2016 at planting based on Ramon after the assignment in the Gaza strip, the plane crashed F-16. Killed air force major Ohad Cohen-New (34). Navigator ejected and survived.
7 July 2013, 50 km from the coast of the Gaza strip from the F-16i off base «Hazor», the engine failed. Making sure to start the engine fails, the crew decided to eject. The plane crashed into the water.
11 Nov 2010 in the town of Mitzpe Ramon during a training flight crashed fighter F-16i. In the crash killed major amichai Itkis (28) and major Emanuel levy (30).
13 Sep 2009 in the area of Hebron, the plane crashed F-16, which was ruled by a Lieutenant Asaf Ramon, son of first Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon. Asaf Ramon was killed.
During the Second Lebanon war in the summer of 2006, an accident occurred on the F-16 aircraft, while he was performing the takeoff on the runway. The pilots, finding fault, ejected and the aircraft was stopped using a special mesh. The pilots were not injured.
In may 2005, the pilots ejected from the plane, coming in for a landing on the base of Ramat David. The reason was discovered a technical fault. The pilots were not injured.
In February 2003, another plane crashed near Janina, the pilot managed to eject.
In August 2000, the pilot was forced to leave the plane due to a fault discovered during a training flight. The pilot received minor injuries.
In March 2000, the F-16 aircraft crashed in the Mediterranean sea. During the search, was discovered the bodies of the pilots: major Yonatan begin, (son of Minister benny begin) and captain Lior Arari.
In August 1998, during a training flight crashed F-16 aircraft. The pilot ejected.