Israeli Pilot Killed After Helicopter Crash

Jerome Frank
August 9, 2017

Though the June revelation ultimately grounded the nation's entire Apache stock, Monday's crash was a result of a malfunction in the steering system of the tail rotor blades, the official confirmed.

An Israeli officer was killed and his co-pilot seriously injured when their Apache helicopter crashed on landing at an air force base, she said.

An Israel Defense Forces pilot was killed and another sustained life-threatening wounds as a military helicopter crashed in southern Israel late on Monday after an apparent engine malfunction.

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The entire fleet of Apache helicopters has been grounded until the investigation is completed. In response, IAF chief Maj. Preliminary indications from an investigation do not connect the crash to the previously identified cracked tail rotor blade issue. David Zohar, a 43-year-old reserve pilot.

As the AH-64A "Peten" approached Ramon air base, its pilot reported a technical problem.

Liberman characterized the rumor as "dangerous and inhumane", and said that he would "utilize the full force of the law against whomever started the rumors".

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