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A small plane went off course on Wednesday, forcing its pilot to make an emergency landing at the airport in Herzliya. The aircraft's two passengers sustained light injuries, but there were no serious casualties.
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The incident comes less than a week after a much more tragic air event in Haifa. On April 14, a similar light aircraft crashed near a technical school at the Haifa IAF base. Four people died, including David Bachor, 65, from Kiryat Yam, and students Mustafa Amin, 37, from Nazareth, and Moshe Bensal, 51, from Zichron Ya’acov. The fourth victim’s family asked that his details not be released.
Amin leaves behind a wife and two daughters. None of the victims were from the air force.
Magen David Adom spokesman Zachi Heller said rescue personnel found the
four bodies scattered outside of the burnt wreckage of the plane. All
four were pronounced dead at the scene.
According to police, shortly after takeoff, Bachor reported technical
problems to the flight tower and tried to return to make an emergency
landing. He lost control of the plane and crashed, hitting tree tops on
the way down.