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Improved condition of the pilot of the Apache, injured during a training flight

Saturday, August 12, improved the condition of the pilot of the fighting helicopter Apache, the victim during the execution of a training flight on the base of military-air forces of Army of defence of Israel, «Ramon» in the Negev.

Dr. Moti Klein, head of the Department of General intensive care, where the pilot reported that the patient’s condition improved, he came to himself and breathing on his own.

Recall that in the accident that occurred on the evening of Monday 7 August, killing the pilot of the helicopter major stock David (Dudi) Zohar, 43 years old, from Haifa. The second pilot, the senior Lieutenant of military service, were injured.

In connection with the crash of a flying Apache helicopters have been temporarily suspended. To investigate the causes and circumstances of the crash created a special Commission.

As previously reported, on 13 June the IDF air force commander major General Amir Eshel gave the order to suspend all crashes Apache after the blades of one of the helicopters was discovered crack. The fault was identified during a routine inspection of the helicopter by military technicians. The flights were resumed after all the helicopters have undergone additional inspection.

The primary results of the investigation of the crash of a military Apache helicopter has shown that there is no connection between this accident and the fault, discovered a month and a half ago. About it around noon, August 8, reported the press service of the IDF.

Improved condition of the pilot of the Apache, injured during a training flight 12.08.2017

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