Expert: Pilot in deadly crash likely attempted emergency landing

Channel 12 news reports that according to eyewitnesses, the light plane that crashed in southern Israel earlier today hit the ground before bouncing back up and then smashing into the ground.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the crash, which killed both people aboard.

The scene of a plane crash near Kibbutz Mishmar Hanegev, November 24, 2020. (Screenshot: Ynet)

Aviation expert Aaron Lapidot tells the channel that “from the description it seems that the pilots tried to carry out some sort of emergency landing.”

“The fact that the plane glided and then bounced into the air and then crashed could point to the pilots trying to bring the plane down with an emergency landing after discovering a malfunction that necessitated a landing,” he says.