Two die in light aircraft crash in Israel
Pilot and passenger are killed after plane consumed by flame, crashes in an open field; early investigation says engine trouble is to blame, The Jerusalem Post reported.
A light aircraft crashed in an open field in the Galilee, killing two on Thursday.
The Cessna 172 plane, containing a pilot and one passenger, was consumed by flames in an open field after crashing at 10:12 am.
Moments before the crash, the pilot reportedly said on his radio that he is approaching the airport in Rosh Pina. The flight originated in Herzliya.
Investigators say that there may have been a malfunction in the plane's engine.
In August, two were killed when an ultra-light plane crashed near Rehovot. The crash was caused by a technical fault.