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Israel Air Force plane crashes in southern Israel, two dead

By Jay Jackson, Asia Pacific News.Net
25 Nov 2020, 16:36 GMT+10

TEL AVIV, Israel - Two Israel Air Force personnel have been killed in a light plane crash in Southern Israel.

The crash took place on Tuesday.

The Israel Air Force said a flight instructor, aged 42, and a teenage training cadet were the only two on board, and both died in the crash.

Bereaved families were notified, after which the IAF on Wednesday named those who died as IAF Flight Instructor, Major (Res.) Itay Zaiden, 42, from Kibbutz Shoval, and IAF Flight Course cadet, Corporal Lihoo Benbassa, 19, from the city of Rishon LeZion.

"The IAF expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and will continue to support them. May their memory be a blessing," the IAF said in a statement released Wednesday.

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