Modi'in plane crash 311.
(photo credit: Daniel Pearlman)
Two men were killed on Friday when their civilian light aircraft crashed into a
residential Modi’in street, close to homes in the area.
experienced technical difficulties, emergency services believe, and was trying
to carry out an emergency landing before the fatal incident.
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Elhanan Shmueli, a 55-year-old father of four from Modi’in, had been on a
cellphone conversation with his wife down below shortly before the
The second crash victim was named as 60-year-old father of three
Shimshon Rozen, of the southern village of Timurim.
Shmueli attempted to
guide his aircraft to a local field for an emergency landing, but did not reach
the site, and came down on Modi’in’s Menachem Begin Street.
the plane’s wing struck a parked car, causing the crash.
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paramedics rushed to the scene and extracted the bodies of the crash
Local residents described hearing a large crash.
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