IAF drone crash lands in Mediterranean, off coast of Palmahim Beach

Initial probe reportedly suggests technical problem behind crash; army probing incident.

October 8, 2013 19:46
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Elbit Systems Ltd. Hermes 900 unmanned aerial vehicle. (photo credit: Reuters)

A drone controlled by the Israel Air Force crash landed in the Mediterranean Sea some two kilometers off the coast, near the Palmahim air base on Tuesday afternoon, an army spokeswoman said.

A recovery team was sent out to retrieve the remains of the aircraft.

The army has launched an investigation into the circumstances of the crash.

According to Channel 2, an initial investigation suggested that the drone crash was caused by a technical problem.

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