Daily Israel Report

IAF Blackhawk Stranded in Hevron, None Hurt

Helicopter made emergency landing due to technical problem and is still unable to fly, IDF announces.
By Ido Ben-Porat
First Publish: 3/26/2014, 10:03 AM

Blackhawk helicopter
Blackhawk helicopter
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A Blackhawk IDF helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday night on Mount Hevron due to a severe technical failure, it was revealed Wednesday. 

No injuries were reported as a result of the emergency landing. A technical team and IDF reinforcements were transported quickly to the landing site to protect the pilots, out of concern that local Palestinian Arabs would attack them.

As of Wednesday morning, the helicopter has not been fixed and forces are still deployed on Mount Hevron.  

Last June, an IAF Cobra helicopter made an emergency landing in the Negev due to an urgent technical error. The IDF said then that, due to the terrain, a ground evacuation of the damaged helicopter was impossible, and the helicopter and crew were evacuated by an IAF Yasur helicopter.