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  3/21/2013, Nisan 10, 5773

IDF: Copter Crash Caused by Apparent Technical Failure


The principal intermediate conclusions of the team investigating last week's fatal crash of an Israel Defense Forces Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter were presented, Thursday, to the bereaved families. The IDF Spokesperson's Office says the cause of the crash was apparently a technical failure and the Air Force fleet of Cobras continues to be grounded.

A statement by the IDF read, "The investigative team continues the work of examination and investigation until the completion of the report. The commander of the Air Force has instructed the team to exhaust all means of investigation to find out, in the most in-depth way, the circumstances and causes of the accident of the helicopter crash which resulted in the loss of the lives of reserves Lt. Col. Noam Ron of blessed memory and reserves Major Erez Flexer of blessed memory.