One of the crashed planes
One of the crashed planes
Photo: ABC News
One of the crashed planes

Israeli man killed in plane collision in Australia

Thirty-one-year-old Ido Segev appears to have lived in the country for many years; the incident is under investigation by the local police; Foreign Ministry say they are in contact with local officials

Ynet |
Published: 02.19.20 , 15:04
An Israeli national and three other people were killed Wednesday after two twin-engine planes collided mid-air north of the city of Melbourne in Australia.
  • Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter
  • Ido Segev, 31, has apparently resided in Australia for many years.
    One of the crashed planes One of the crashed planes
    One of the crashed planes
    (Photo: ABC News)
    The collision occurred on the premises of a flight school at Mangalore Airport, about 120 km (75 miles) from Melbourne.
    Australian media reported that shortly before the accident, at 11:25 am (local time), one of the planes took off from the airport with a flight instructor and a pilot trainee.
    The scene of the crash
    (Video: ABC News)

    The other aircraft had taken off from a different airport, Victoria Police Inspector Peter Koger said.
    "We're not sure why both aircraft were on the same trajectory or why they were in that area, but unfortunately, they've collided mid-air," Koger said.
    "There was some talk of possible cloud cover and there's a possibility that they didn't see each other."
    A statement from the Foreign Ministry stated that "the incident is known to us and under investigation by the ministry and the Israeli General Consulate in Canberra, Australia."

    Talkbacks for this article 0