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April 23, 2014 / 23 Nisan, 5774
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Six Mind-Blowing Shots of IDF Helicopters in Action

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

The picture above and the following five are incredible shots of IDF helicopters used in a variety of missions. These warplanes are ready to act on a moment’s notice to defend the State of Israel.

This helicopter took off after a visit from Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz to the snowy region. Mt. Hermon borders Syria and plays a strategic role in guarding Israel’s northern border.

This helicopter took off after a visit from Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz to the snowy region. Mt. Hermon borders Syria and plays a strategic role in guarding Israel’s northern border.

A helicopter is waiting for takeoff during an aerial evacuation drill for the IDF’s Desert Reconnaissance Battalion, which is entirely comprised of Bedouin soldiers who volunteer for service in the IDF.

A helicopter is waiting for takeoff during an aerial evacuation drill for the IDF’s Desert Reconnaissance Battalion, which is entirely comprised of Bedouin soldiers who volunteer for service in the IDF.

IDF and Hellenic Air Force both in the role of ally and enemy. The exercise also gave the IAF the chance to practice rescue missions while dealing with mountainous terrain and rapidly-changing weather.

IDF and Hellenic Air Force both in the role of ally and enemy. The exercise also gave the IAF the chance to practice rescue missions while dealing with mountainous terrain and rapidly-changing weather.

These five helicopters display the principles of cooperation and coordination.

These five helicopters display the principles of cooperation and coordination.

The soldiers practiced storming an area, and operating under bio-chemical attack and protecting a helicopter that was to land in an open field.

The soldiers practiced storming an area, and operating under bio-chemical attack and protecting a helicopter that was to land in an open field.

 

 

 

 

 

IDF Helicopter Transports Woman in Labor to Hospital

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Over Shabbat, a woman from Yitzhar began having contractions.

Unable to get to the hospital because of the snow on the road, an IDF helicopter was called in.

The helicopter landed in Yitzhar and transported the woman to Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikva.

No news yet if it was a boy or a girl.

Five IDF Soldiers Injured in Gaza Terror Tunnel Clash

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Five IDF soldiers were injured last night at the start of the clash with Gaza.

A Golani unit was in the process of destroying the terror tunnel discovered on October 7 that led to the inside of Israeli Kibbutz Ein HaShlosha, when they were injured in an explosion. It is not yet clear if the explosion was from an explosive device or mortar fire.

Reportedly, the soldiers were 100 meters inside Gaza, working on destroying the part of the terror tunnel on the Gaza side of the fence.

The soldiers were evacuated to Soroka hospital in Be’er Sheva by helicopter. At least one was brought in, in serious condition, one in moderate, and the rest with lighter injuries.

The soldier who was seriously injured is Achiyah Klein (Achiyah ben Nira) of Kfar Etzion. Klein is an officer in the Yahalam combat engineering unit.

The IDF responded with tank fire, helicopter fire, and reportedly navy fire at Khan Yunis in Gaza.

Four Gazan terrorists were killed in the IDF response.

Recently, the IDF began reducing the forces placed within the Gaza border communities, saying that the situation is now safer along the Gaza border. On Thursday evening the IDF pulled out their last soldier stationed within the communities in Sha’ar HaNegev.

The Mossad gave an assessment this week, that as US pressured talks progress with the Palestinian Authority, Hamas will escalate their terror activities against Israel.

IDF Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Bethlehem

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

An IDF pilot made an emergency landing in Bethlehem when he noticed a malfunction in his Blackhawk helicopter Wednesday, according to Israel Defense. Air Force technicians arrived to report the chopper under the protection of army soldiers.

The helicopter was on a training mission at the time, and the pilot returned the aircraft to its base after repairs were completed.

Turks Shoot Down Syrian Helicopter

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Turkish planes shot down a Syrian Helicopter which Turkey claims was flying 2 kilometers inside their airspace, according to an AFP report on Monday.

Turkey claims to have warned the Syrians a few times to exit their airspace, before hitting the helicopter with a missile. The helicopter reportedly crashed on Syrian soil.

Egyptian Gunships Attacking Islamists in Sinai

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

On Tuesday, Egyptian helicopter gunships attacked and killed dozens of Islamic terrorists in northern Sinai. The operation is reportedly still ongoing.

Since the military coup which overthrew the elected Muslim Brotherhood president, Egypt has been stepping up operations to stamp out the Islamic terrorists who have been attacking Egyptian, and even Israeli interests.

On Monday, Egypt reportedly arrested 2 al-Qaida members who fired rockets at Israel.

Mystery Helicopter Crash Kills Two Reservist Pilots

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

The Air Force is trying to find out what went wrong in the overnight helicopter crash that killed two veteran reservist pilots on a routine training flight between Tel Aviv and Be’er Sheva.

The names of the victims have not been released, but their families have been notified.

Hours before the crash, outgoing Defense Minister Ehud Barak told  Palmachim officers he always hopes that all IDF personnel return from duty alive and well.

The Cobra helicopter was on its way back to its Palmachim base around 1 a.m. when it crashed and broke up. An area resident reported that he saw an object falling from the air. The helicopter was not carrying a large amount of fuel and therefore did not catch fire during its descent or after crashing into an area water reservoir.

After contact was lost with the aircraft, a search party located the debris and the two dead bodies approximately four hours later.

Air Force Commander Major-General Amir Eshel grounded all Cobra helicopters and ordered an investigation to determine the cause of the crash.

A yeshiva student who saw the plane falling told Yediot Acharonot, “When we saw the mess in the air and the security forces, we went to help with the search. We went into the field and after several hundred yards, we found part of the helicopter’s main rotor. It’s fortunate the helicopter did not catch fire.”

IAF Cobra Crash, Crew Killed

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

At 1:00 AM, Tuesday morning, contact was lost with an Israeli Air Force Cobra helicopter on a training exercise, near Kibbutz Revadim, according to the IDF spokesperson.

At 5:15 AM the bodies of the two crew members, and parts of the helicopter were found. The two were veteran reservists, and the flight was a routine training exercise.

The helicopter was on its way back to the Palmahim Air Force base when it crashed.

The last time an IAF Cobra helicopter crashed was in June 2008.

Kibbutz Revadim is along the southern coastal plain, east of Ashdod, and north of Kiryat Gat.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/iaf-cobra-crash-crew-killed/2013/03/12/

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