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Do you feel a draft? Israeli pilots land F-15 after canopy flies off
By: Stephen Losey  

An Israeli Air Force F-15 takes off at Uvda Air Force Base, Israel. An Israeli F-15 lost its canopy in mid-flight Jan. 2, but was safely landed by its air crew. (Master Sgt. Lee Osberry/Air Force)

The new year isn’t even a week old, but two Israeli airmen may have already pulled off the aviation feat of 2019.

Haaretz reported Monday that the pair of aviators from Israel’s air force got a rude surprise on Jan. 2, when without warning, the canopy flew off their F-15. They were at 30,000 feet on a routine training mission, and had just taken off from the Tel Nof air base in central Israel, the Jerusalem Post reported.

The pilot and navigator were suddenly plunged into whipping winds, deafening noise and well-below freezing temperatures of minus 45 degrees Celsius, or minus 49 degrees Fahrenheit. Audio released by the Israel Defense Force, and posted by Haaretz, captures the sound of the canopy breaking off and the airmen’s shouts before they quickly check on one another.
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