Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Israeli military helicopter crashes, two pilots killed

An Israeli air force helicopter crashed in southern Israel on Tuesday killing its two pilots, the Israeli military said.

The BELL AH-1 Cobra helicopter was on a routine training flight when contact with it was lost. "The remains of the helicopter were discovered and no survivors were found," the army said in a statement.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. The air force has ordered an investigation into the incident and all Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopters have been grounded "until the circumstances of the accident are clarified," the army said.