IAF returns helicopters to service after crash probe

The Israel Air Force announced the return of its fleet of Cobra combat helicopters to service on Friday following the completion of an investigation into what caused a deadly March crash.
Reserve pilots Lt.-Col. (res.) Noam Ron, 49, and Maj. (res.) Erez Flekser, 31, were killed when their aircraft crashed near Gadera, leading IAF chief Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel to ground the choppers.
Air force investigators said a break in the tail rotor of the aircraft caused the accident. The investigation was led by an IAF colonel who can only be identified as N.