An IAF ‘Yasur’ (CH-53) helicopter crashed yesterday during an exercise flight in Romania. On board the helicopter were seven personnel including 6 IDF (Zahal) soldiers- four pilots, two aerial mechanics and a Romanian Air Force member.

Approximately 80 IDF (Zahal) delegates were sent to Romania on two Hercules planes to assist in search and rescue efforts. The delegation includes representatives from the IAF, Oketz Canine Unit, Search and Rescue Unit, Rabbinal Corps, Medical Corps, Spokesperson’s Unit.