In the video: two were mortally and seriously injured in the crash of a light plane in the north, one lost consciousness/MDA
Ilan Papini, the 61-year-old pilot who was killed after his plane crashed yesterday (Friday) in Megiddo in the Jezreel Valley, has been laid to rest.
"I could write a lot about him who was an aeronautical engineer and a talented programmer," his brother eulogized him, who said that his plane crashed after a bird collided with it.
"He was addicted to aviation. At the age of 16 he flew a rocket that landed inside the Rafael factory, and when he grew up he analyzed Iron Dome systems, Scuds and air and ground missiles," said the brother.
"If he is destined to die - then at least while doing what he loved most."
Pepini was seriously injured in the crash, and after being rushed to the Emek Hospital in Safed, he was pronounced dead.
The MDA medic who arrived at the scene, Amir Elisha, said that he saw Pepini lying on the ground unconscious. "We gave him life-saving medical treatment," he repeated. and not stable".
The scene of a light plane crash near Megiddo.
February 9, 2024/MDA
Nine months ago, a 54-year-old man was killed and another man was seriously injured in the crash of a light plane in an open area north of the Yiftach camp, near Rosh Pina.
The man who was killed is Tal ben Yosef, a resident of Beit Hashmonai.
Paramedics from the MDA helicopter that landed at the scene of the incident provided medical treatment to the two victims who were trapped under the plane. One injured person arrived at Ziv Hospital in Safed and was admitted to a trauma room, after which the medical staff had to pronounce him dead.
The police informed that the pilot reported to the airport authority about the forced landing - and after Contact with him was then cut off. The Northern District police began searching the area and located the plane. The police forces are on the scene and the circumstances of the incident are being investigated.
The chairman of the Beit Hashmonai committee, Odel Avitan, wrote to the members of the community following the accident: "We are shocked, pained and heartbroken upon learning of the death of Tal ben Yosef. Tal was an exemplary family man, a member of the local committee and a beloved man in the community and he will be greatly missed. We share in the grief of the family and friends."
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