Two Killed in Plane Crash Near Rishon Lezion

Two people were killed after their plane crashed and caught on fire near the Superland amusement park in Rishon Lezion.

Uzi Baruch,

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A light aircraft crashed Sunday morning near the Superland amusement park in Rishon Lezion in central Israel. 

The plane crashed into a shed at the airstrip and then caught on fire. Difficult visibility conditions, including heavy fog, were the cause of the accident.

The two people aboard the plane were killed. Their bodies were trapped inside the aircraft following the crash and ensuing fire. 

Magen David Adom paramedics, police and the firemen were all called to the scene. Police Central District Commander, Major General Moti Cohen, also arrived.

Light plane crashes have become something of a recurring phenomena in Israel. 

Last July, another aircraft crashed in the same area near Superland. The pilot sustained minor injuries only and was treated by MDA teams on the spot. 

Additionally, in March of last year an ultra-light planed crashed in the Emek Hefer industrial zone. A 61-year-old male resident of Bat Hefer in the Sharon region was killed. 

Paramedics arrived at the scene of the crash and brought the man to Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera where he was put on a respirator. 

Resuscitation efforts failed and multiple doctors were forced to confirm the man's death.