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originally posted by: the2ofusr1
a reply to: JIMC5499
Anything to a Israel F35 being taken out by a bird ? ...
Damn, and I thought that Russian aircraft were supposed to be perfect.
theaviationist.com... Out of commission for over 2 weeks ...sounds serious
An Israeli Air Force F-35I “Adir” (Mighty) was involved in a bird strike incident during a training sortie two weeks ago, the Israeli Defense Forces said on Oct. 16. The pilot managed to land the plane safely back at Nevatim Air Force Base in the Negev Desert and no casualties were reported. This is the first incident to an F-35 in IAF service since the first two aircraft have been taken on charge by the 140 “Golden Eagle” squadron in December last year. The IDF confirmed those details to Israeli media outlets: “During a training sortie two hits were found on the plane, following to a collision with a bird. After an evaluation and assessment of the damage conducted together with the manufacturer – Lockheed Martin, the plane was sent to a normal maintenance and repair. It will return to full service in the next few days.” Read more at theaviationist.com...