Israel is investigating a health scare among pilots |
of its most advanced warplanes.
Israel is investigating a health scare among pilots of its most
Military officials said Sunday that they grounded many of the Air
Force's F-16I warplanes following pilots' complaints that they felt a
burning sensation in their sinuses during flights.
Initial indications are that formaldehyde, a potentially carcinogenic
drug, is in the breathing apparatus of the jets.
Lockheed Martin, the American firm that produces the F-16, has joined
Israeli officials in investigating the scare.
The F-16I is Israel's most advanced warplane, with long-range attack
capabilities that would make it a key player in any future war with Syria
or Iran. Israel has more than 80 of the aircraft.
Original article: JTA - Breaking News
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