Flood At Israel Air Base Damaged 8 Warplanes, Third Time A Flood Takes Place at Same Facility

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Flood At Israel Air Base Damaged 8 Warplanes, Third Time A Flood Takes Place at Same Facility

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The Israeli military on January 12th admitted that a flood had damaged several of its fighter jets in the southern part of the country after heavy rains.

The flood happened on January 9th, but the information was censored for 3 days.

They will be repaired “in the coming days”, but the damage caused is estimated at several million shekels. The Israeli Air Force will investigate the incident and will check whether it was possible for it to be prevented.

It is unclear which air base was specifically flood, but Israeli media posted a photo of a flooded F-16C fighter jet.

If so, according to analysts the incident took place at the Khazor Air Force Base: it was in the heavy rainfall that happened on January 9th, the base is located in the south (relative to the center of the country) and in this base there are two F-16C/D Block 40 (Barak-2)  squadrons hangered: the 101st (F-16C) and 105th (F-16D).

It is reported that the height of the water in the hangars exceeded 1 m, in some reached 1.5 m, which required the evacuation of personnel.

Among other things, fighters of the Air Force 669 evacuation and rescue unit were assisting soldiers get off the roof of one of the flooded hangars. No casualties were reported.

Over the last several days water was being pumped out of the flooded hangars.

The entire scope of the damages is unclear, and it could be in the tens of millions ($2.8 million), or even hundreds of millions of shekels ($28 million), and not simply just a few million ($280 thousand).

Similar floods on the same base occurred in 1992 and 2013. Among other things, during the flood of 2013, the base stored some of the elements of the facilities of the Iron Dome missile defense system, reportedly some Tamir interceptor missiles were damaged.

According to an unnamed Israeli Air Force Officer, on January 9th everything was dry, and then it suddenly started raining and everything got flooded.

Within half an hour the rains amounted to 50 thousand cubic meters, with concrete walls even collapsing at some spots of the air base.

In total 8 aircraft were damaged, with 5 receiving light damage and are already back to flying. The remaining 3 received more serious damage, but nothing that would make them incapable of flying for a prolonged period.

Flood At Israel Air Base Damaged 8 Warplanes, Third Time A Flood Takes Place at Same Facility

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Flood At Israel Air Base Damaged 8 Warplanes, Third Time A Flood Takes Place at Same Facility

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The unnamed officer said that they made a mistake no evacuating the aircraft to the runway from the hangers, and that conclusions would be made in order to avoid such incidents in the future.

There was another incident in the Israeli air force in the same week – a Saraf AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter, while flying at a low altitude, collided with a flock of birds. One was sucked into the engine, and two got into the chassis. The helicopter had to make a forced landing, and there were only minor injuries, but the helicopter was damaged.

An Israeli air force spokesman said that the Saraf was in a training flight, the injuries were minor and the helicopter had already returned to flying.

Flood At Israel Air Base Damaged 8 Warplanes, Third Time A Flood Takes Place at Same Facility

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  • Liberal guy

    Hahahahaha

  • opet ja

    AH-64 just eaten a bird…

    • cynic

      Protest this semitic anti-avianism!

    • bob

      It’ll soon be eating Syrian and Iranian trash

      Munch,munchies,munching….munch,munch!…belch,aaaah, gone!

  • Not only is water antisemitic, it really wants to pogrom this airbase and its airplanes straight into homicidal gas chambers! Oy vey! Gevalt! Wasn’t six million enough????!!!!

    Question: How can you tell an Israeli F-16 from a Norwegian F-16?
    Answer: The Israeli plane has been circumcised.

    • d’Artagnan

      So-called Israel is a primitive artificial state squatting in Palestine with a inflated propaganda machine in the west buoying it. It would have long collapsed like its Apartheid role model were it not for the billions in western aid and military assistance.

    • J Ramirez

      Liked your comet, but six million is not enough just a good start ;}

    • Vitex

      Even God is anti-Semitic these days

  • FilastinHuratan

    Even god is getting fed up with this warmongering ziofascist genocidal apartheid dump. Still, the damage will be paid for by none other than ….. the OUTLAW, psychopath-run, blackmailing, sanctioning, belligerent, rogue empire-in-decline.

    • <>

      wah wah wah, crying baby.

      • Ricky Miller

        Your sorry asses probably already have a hand out expecting us, the American taxpayer, to help pay for damages. We get fleeced by your government all the time so those idiots in Washington D.C. will probably just hand over the cash to make your bo-bo’s all better. Spoiled brats.

      • FilastinHuratan

        Yep, I agree, god must be like a crying baby with so much ziofascism going on in the Holy Land, though qualifying him/her as a “crying baby” is a bit blasphemous.

      • LR captain

        third time at the same base well there goes all that talk about bibi wanting to update Israeli military infrastructure

        were is all of the extortionate amount of taxes that his administration looted from 3rd generation Israelis and Palestinians that have Israeli citizenship.

        Mostly likely gone to the west bank to build more settlements to bring more settlers from other countries. how about a little more inward investment and instead of trying to get people in about taking care those who already live there..

    • bob

      No actually it was just paid for by that bloke who’s on your little photo thing!

      • FilastinHuratan

        Sorry kiddo, you got your knickers in a twist again. 1+1=0 duhhh.

        • bob

          As opposed to the Iranian theocratic dictatorship,

          2+2_=6 hint, the 1984 school of logic,wink ,wink!

          You know the ‘we can’t tell the people we’ve just shot down a Ukrainian plane and killed a bunch of people’

          Now let me adjust my underwear,ah yes that’s better,so who’s panties are twisting into a rather nasty tangle?

          No! Not mine,must be mullapants,yup, suffering from severe brown panty syndrome!

    • bob

      Incidentally i never down vote you!

      • Ricky Miller

        I always downvote you. Because you are an NGO paid troll for the Empire. You are obsessed with people who despise the U.S. Empire and come to a resistance site to converse and share in therapy related to Empire fatigue. You want to disrupt the conversation, hijack the therapy and force us to listen to your excuses for bullying and endless violations of International peace and security by the United States against other countries, especially smaller states with limited means of defense. Be gone.

        • bob

          Oh Ricky,dear Ricky,you certainly need therapy my dear boy!

          Now I’m not working for anyone, cross my heart and hope to die!

          The trouble with you Ricky is you don’t understand a bit of good natured banta when you see it

          Look British sqauddies are notorious for this kind of thing

          Stop being so thin skinned old chap!

          • You can call me Al

            Go on then, I’ll give you one more week, although I must state you do come across as a bit of a c-unt.

        • bob

          Just to show how nice i am!

        • FlorianGeyer

          I blocked, Bob, the Zionist bastard long ago.

      • FilastinHuratan

        No need to justify your votes, I could not care less whether you upvote, downvote or not vote. Give me as many downvotes as you like, it merely confirms my points about you. So, go ahead and enjoy yourself.

        • bob

          Ooh don’t be like that brother

  • AJ

    If flooding has happened before there is no excuse to have a proper drainage system in place or better storage.

    • d’Artagnan

      So-called Israel is like any other third world country except for its propaganda machine in the west.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Risk Assessments needed and a Method Statement.

      Method :- Blame the flood on the Palestinians and bomb Gaza.

  • cynic

    Oy veh! The goyim will pay. Expect increased subventions from the USA and intense scientific studies on how to counter the inherent anti-semitism of the weather.

  • God

    Damm bro, poor pidgeotto

  • Mehmet Aslanak

    Who said falcons can’t swim like ducks…

  • igybundy

    WHERE IS THAT LAZY ASS MOSES???

    The poor birds.. RIP…

  • Jakke1899

    Antisemitic birds, antisemitic weather, antisemitic antisemites…
    Will there never be any compassion for the kingdom of David????

    • You can call me Al

      God works in mysterious ways.

      Fuck you Zionists, now, how do you feel ?; you ain’t got anyone on your side.

  • Vitex

    Fortunately the US and German taxpayers will ensure that they’ll soon be flying again! “For sale – 8 slightly used F-16s”