An Israeli military spokesman said in Tel Aviv yesterday (Saturday) that Israeli aircraft using air to air missiles shot down tow Russian built Egyptian IL-28's which had raided the northern coastal town of El Arish on the Sinai Peninsula.
Aerial Views Nahal Yam-Bardawill area (2 shots)
CU Airman with wreckage in background
LV Wreckage in water
STV Port of under-carriage and wheel
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Aerial View El Arish
SLV People searching rubble
SV Wrecked ice factory
MV Soldiers searching rubble
MV & SV More wreckage of factory
CU Dead sheep TILT UP to man
MV Soldier describing bombing in sand???
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Background: An Israeli military spokesman said in Tel Aviv yesterday (Saturday) that Israeli aircraft using air to air missiles shot down tow Russian built Egyptian IL-28's which had raided the northern coastal town of El Arish on the Sinai Peninsula. The subsonic twin jets caused much damage in the town with 100 kilo (224 pound) bombs, but there were no casualties.
Israeli aircraft intercepted the Egyptian aircraft on their long flight back and shot one down near Nahal Yam, halfway between eh target area and the Suez Canal. The second was downed over the Mediterranean, about 12 miles (20 kms) northwest of Port Said.
The Israeli spokesman said two bodies were found in the wreckage.
A correspondent of the West German News Agency, D.P.A. said he saw wreckage spread over a few hundred square yards in the shallow waters off Nahal Yam. He said that the small size of the debris indicated the Egyptian plane had exploded in mid air.
An ice factory and an animal quarantine station were destroyed and thirty sheep killed in the bombing raid. The Israeli spokesman said the strike was Egypt's fifth and deepest into Israeli held territory of the week.
The owner of the ice factory estimated damage at more than 30,000 pounds, (67,000 dollars). His wife, himself and their six children were asleep in the building next to the plant but escaped injury.