Israeli officer killed in helicopter crash


TEHRAN (FNA)- An Israeli officer was killed and his co-pilot seriously injured when their Apache attack helicopter crashed on landing at an air force base, media reports said on Tuesday.

The military helicopter crashed at an Israeli Air Force (IAF) base in Southern Israel and Major David Zohar died and a second officer is critically injured, Deccan Chronicle reported.

A technical investigation was launched into the incident and ordered all combat helicopters be grounded pending the outcome of the probe.

According to media reports, the Apaches were previously grounded after a large crack was discovered in the rotor blade of one. They began flying again last month.

The media reports said that the crash occurred at the end of a training flight which was part of a program to gradually return the Apaches to service. The pilot reported a malfunction before losing control.

farsnews.com

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