Lt.-Col. Noam Ron, 49, and Maj. Erez Flekser, 31, killed in helicopter crash near Kibbutz Revadim. Air Force officials believe crash caused by technical fault.

Two Air Force pilots, Lieutenant-Colonel Noam Ron, 49, from Oranit and Major Erez Flekser, 31, from Herzliya, were killed in a helicopter crash in the Revadim area south of Gedera on Tuesday. Contact with the Cobra helicopter was lost on Monday night prompting IDF forces to launch a search.

Air Force Commander Major-General Amir Eshel ordered the establishment of a military commission of inquiry. The victims’ families have been notified.

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