Isaraeli Pilots reported problem before deadly helicopter crash

Apache attack helicopter

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman took to twitter to announce action against the rumors on Whatsapp that Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot had died in the Apache helicopter crash on Monday.

The crash occurred two months after Israel's Apache squadrons were grounded after a 7.8in (20cm)-long crack was found in a tail rotor blade during a routine inspection. Golan's co-pilot was critically wounded when their Apache attack helicopter crashed on landing moments after they reported a technical failure, whereupon it crashed inside the Israeli air force base.

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The military identified the identity of the deceased pilot: it was a 43-year-old major David Zohar.

Approximately nine minutes after reporting the malfunction, as pilot Maj. According to preliminary information, military, military helicopter crashed in an accident.

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The IDF spokesperson also issued a statement "that any rumors regarding the death or injury of additional commanders in the incident are not accurate".

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