IAF grounds all Cobra helicopters after pilot, navigator killed in crash near Kibbutz Ginegar. Shocking footage captures horrific moments as fire engulfs wreckage. Witnesses say propeller detached, chopper spiraled to ground before being engulfed in flames.
The IAF has grounded all Cobra helicopters pending an investigation into the incident Wednesday evening in which a Cobra crashed near Kibbutz Ginegar in northern Israel. The army has confirmed the deaths of two pilots in the horrific crash. Their families have been notified.
Air Force believes technical malfunction cause of Cobra helicopter crash, which took place 10 minutes after takeoff. All choppers will likely be grounded.
An initial inquiry into the mishap determined that the helicopter in question had taken off from the nearby Ramat David airbase a mere 10 minutes before the crash, and had been flying with a second Co
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