Photo Credit: Ofer Zidon / Flash 90
UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter Desert Owl Squadron, flying over the Dead Sea during a training sortie. 27 April 2009

For the second time this year, a Black Hawk military helicopter transporting IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi was forced to make an emergency landing due to a technical malfunction.

The incident, which occurred Sunday (Nov. 1) concluded safely with the helicopter landing at an undisclosed base in central Israel.


No injuries were reported. The previous incident, which occurred earlier this year, also involved a Black Hawk helicopter.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.