Israel military says helicopter crashes, killing 1 pilot

Israel military says helicopter crashes, killing 1 pilot

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.

The malfunction, which presented itself just before 9:00 p.m., specifically affected the steering system of the Apache helicopter's rear rotor. In response, IAF chief Maj. According to preliminary information, military, military helicopter crashed in an accident.

She said that reserve Major David Zohar died "and a second officer is critically injured".

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The two pilots reported the problem nine minutes before attempting to land at the IAF base in Mitzpeh Ramon following a training exercise.

Liberman claimed on Twitter that the rumors were "dangerous and inhumane", and said that he would, "utilize the full force of the law against whomever started the rumors".

In an unusual move, the IDF spokesperson issued a statement clarifying that the claims were false and "that any rumors regarding the death or injury of additional commanders in the incident are not accurate".

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