The two reservist pilots who died in the crash of their Cobra helicopter overnight are Maj. Erez Flexer, 31 of Haifa and Lt. Col. Noam Ron, 49, of Oranit, located on the western edge of Samaria.
The Air Force is investigating the cause of the crash, which for the time being is assumed to have been caused by a technical failure.
Flexer and Ron were returning to the Palmachim Air Force Base in central Israel and were in radio contact six minutes before they were scheduled to land.
They did not relay that there were any malfunctions.
About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.
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