One of Israeli's Cool F-15 “Frankeneagles” Was Hit by a Bunch of Pelicans

Dario Leone
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Dario Leone

Security, Middle East

Bird strikes are no joke.

One of Israeli's Cool F-15 “Frankeneagles” Was Hit by a Bunch of Pelicans

According to Lt. Col. Orgad restoring the F-15 has been a challenging but rewarding task.

A badly damaged Israeli Air Force (IAF) dual-seater F-15 Baz (Falcon, as the F-15 Eagle is dubbed by IAF) fighter jet will soon return to service with parts coming from a single-seater F-15.

In Jun., 2011, the aircraft, belonging to the “Edge of the Spear” Squadron, took off from Tel-Nof AFB and when it reached 3,000 feet it was hit by a flock of pelicans. Its aircrew immediately performed an emergency landing that severely damaged the rear section of the aircraft.

According to the first accident report, the F-15’s central and rear parts were damaged beyond repair as a result of the engine burning.

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