facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Israeli air force to resume flying Cobra helicopters

April 19, 2013 at 3:26 PM   |   Comments

JERUSALEM, April 19 (UPI) -- A broken rotor blade caused an Israeli air force helicopter crash that killed two pilots, officials said Friday.

A report on the crash said the reason for the break remains unclear but the blade could have been hit by a screw or some similar object, Ynetnews.com reported. Investigators said neither pilot error nor the age of the Cobra helicopter were responsible for the crash.

Lt. Col. Noam Ron, 49, and Maj. Erez Flekser, 31, were killed last month when the helicopter came down.

The air force grounded all its Cobra helicopters after the crash. After receiving the report, Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, commander of the air force, ordered Cobras returned to operations.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Ukraine claims Russian offensive on third front
2
Major general stripped of title over handling of sexual abuse allegation
3
Serial stowaway arrested again in Phoenix
4
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sues Obama over Common Core
5
Syrian militants seize Golan Heights border crossing
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback