An Israeli Air Force (IAF) light aircraft crashed today killing a trainee pilot and instructor.
Following the incident, all training flights have been suspended.
“An Israeli Air Force officer who served as a flight instructor and a soldier who served as a pilot from the flight school were killed as a result of a light aircraft crash in an open area in the south of the country,” the IAF said in a Tweet from its official account.
The commander of the Air Force, Major General Amikam Nurkin, instructed the establishment of an expert investigation team headed by an officer with the rank of colonel to examine the circumstances of the incident, the IAF said in a later tweet.
In addition, the commander of the Air Force has decided to stop training flights and training in the Air Force starting today (Tuesday).