Pilot killed in Apache helicopter crash in southern Israel

Apache helicopter lands at the Ramon air force base in the Negev Desert southern Israel

A problem with the steering system appears to have been the cause of Monday night's helicopter crash in which one officer was killed and another was seriously injured, a senior military officer says.

The entire fleet of Apache helicopters has been grounded until the investigation is completed. Preliminary indications from an investigation do not connect the crash to the previously identified cracked tail rotor blade issue. And reserve Major David Zohar died, she said.

The AH-64 Apache pilots, from the Magic Touch Squadron, were returning from a training exercise when they contacted the control tower at Ramon Airbase about the technical glitch, according to IDF Spokesperson Brig.

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Meanwhile, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman declared on Twitter that he intends to take action against whomever circulated the false rumor on Whatsapp that IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot had died in the helicopter crash.

Liberman claimed on Twitter that the rumors were "dangerous and inhumane", and said that he would, "utilize the full force of the law against whomever started the rumors".

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