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Israeli F-16 crew members seen on video being rescued from sea after crash

By Mason White 11:43 AM July 8, 2013
F-16 crew members being pulled out of the water 

(Scroll down for video) An Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashed into the water, but miraculously, its crew members survived, and they were pulled out from the water by a military helicopter, according to video uploaded to the internet.

The Israeli Military said that an Israeli warplane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday after a malfunction, but both crew members were rescued unharmed.

“An F-16 fighter jet crashed today in the sea after the engine did not run well,” the spokesperson said. The accident took place off the coast of the Gaza Strip.

“The pilot and navigator on board were rescued from their plane and were evacuated to a hospital,” the military spokesperson continued. The spokesperson described their condition as stable. After the incident, the Air Force chief ordered all F-16 and F-15 fighter jets grounded until the crash circumstances are reviewed, the spokesperson also said.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view