IAF Zukit 224.88.
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Former OC Human Resources Maj.-Gen. (res.) Gil Regev was grounded last week after a plane he was in with an IAF cadet hit a building in the Hazerim airbase before taking off, Ma'ariv reported on Monday.
As a result of the accident, the wing of the Zukit aircraft [Fouga Magister] was damaged. Neither of the plane's passengers was hurt.
Regev, whose reserve duty is as a flight instructor, is a decorated fighter pilot, who downed two enemy planes during the Yom Kippur War. Military investigators believe the accident, which they said both Regev and the cadet bear responsibility for, was a result of a lapse in concentration.
The commander of the Hazerim airbase decided to ground the general until receiving the final findings of the probe into the incident.
Regev served in a series of commanding positions in the IAF. His last position in the army was as head of human resources. He left the military in 2004.