4 Israelis killed in crash in US

Grandfather, 3 granddaughters die in Michigan.

July 14, 2010 08:48
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Four Israelis were killed early Wednesday morning in Michigan following a light aircraft crash.  A fifth passenger survived and was taken to a local hospital suffering from burns.

According to early reports from the scene, the victims were 73 year-old Moshe Menora, a US citizen and three of his visiting granddaughters: Rachel and Rivka Menora aged 15 and 17, and Sarah Klein, also aged 17.

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Thirteen year-old Nathaniel Joseph Menora survived the crash, and according to his brother Yehuda Menora who spoke to Army Radio Wednesday morning, is currently conscious.

The passengers were said to have boarded the small plane on Tuesday afternoon US time, and the plane reportedly crashed into a barrier and burst into flames during take-off, before reaching the end of the runway. Nathaniel Joseph Menora was able to jump out of the plane just prior to the explosion.

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It was not yet known what caused the crash, which is currently under local investigation.

ZAKA volunteers were making their way to the scene of the accident to assist with the identification and transportation of the deceased.

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