Photo: Ari Leibovich, ZAKA
Past small plane crash in Haifa
Photo: Ari Leibovich, ZAKA

Light aircraft crashes into helicopters in Haifa, 2 injured

Small plane crashes into two helicopters on Haifa airport runway; circumstances are unclear. Rescue teams treat two passengers moderately injured

A light aircraft crashed into two helicopters on the Haifa airport runway on Monday. Two passengers were moderately injured.


The circumstances behind the collision remain unclear. Rescue forces are at the scene.


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In April 2011 four people were killed in a small plane crash at the Air Force Technical School in Haifa. An initial investigation revealed an engine failure shortly after takeoff. The pilot requested to return to the airstrip but hit nearby trees upon descending and caught fire.


In August 2008 four people were killed in the same place, at a light aircraft crash. The plane, coming from Cyprus, slipped during landing, veered off course and hit a residential structure in the nearby army base. Fortunately, since it was Passover vacation, no students were present at the scene.



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