Military

Israeli Air Force Ends Apache Grounding Following Fatal Accident

By S.L. Fuller | October 23, 2017

Israeli Air Force Apache

Photo by Celia Garion, courtesy of the Israeli Air Force

A Boeing Apache division of the Israeli Air Force has started to return to operational fitness, following an August accident, the force said. Sunday, the air force commander participated in the squadron’s first training day and piloted an AH-64A.

The August accident was fatal, killing Maj. David Zohar and severely wounding Lt. On, the force said. The Apache division was grounded for the following two months. It was recommended in a report by the accident investigators that the fleet start gradually becoming operational.

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According to the air force, it operates two Apache models: “Peten,” which is the AH-64A, and “Saraf,” which is the AH-64D.

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