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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Colombian Air Force grounds IAI-built Kfir aircraft fleet

Colombian Kfir C-10The Colombian Air Force (FAC) has reportedly grounded its entire fleet of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)-built Kfir C-10 all-weather, multirole combat aircraft.

The move is a precautionary measure against the risks of their operation after one aircraft crashed while performing approach manoeuvres near the Air Combat Command Base No. 1 in Colombia last month, as reported by

A preliminary investigation has indicated that the aircraft suffered a 'flameout,' forcing its pilot to follow protocols for ejection in the wake of low altitude, low speed and minimal chance of re-igniting the engine under such conditions.

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