On the base of military-air forces of Army of defence of Israel, «Ramon» in the Negev during the execution of a training flight crashed the Apache attack helicopter.
In the accident that occurred on the evening of Monday 7 August, killing the pilot of the helicopter major stock Dudi (David) Zohar, 43 years old, from Haifa. The second pilot, the senior Lieutenant of military service, whose name is not reported, were injured.
The victim was taken to the be’er Sheva hospital «Soroka». His fortune is estimated by doctors as heavy.
According to the press service of the IDF, in connection with the crash of helicopter of Apache temporarily suspended.
To investigate the causes and circumstances of the crash created a special Commission.
Recall that 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.