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Air force jet makes emergency landing when wheel fails to deploy; training suspended

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The Israel Air Force said Friday it was suspending training exercises for the F-15i fighter after a jet was forced to make an emergency landing when crew noticed a wheel had not descended as it should.

There were no injuries in the incident but the plane sustained damage.

According to a statement from the military, crew members noticed the wheel had not deployed correctly and carried out a number of procedures to try to fix the situation.

However, eventually they were forced to land the plane on a base in the south of the country using only two of its three wheels.

Air Force chief Amikam Norkin ordered an investigation into the........

© The Times of Israel

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