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Man killed in light aircraft crash named as Shay Ben-Yitzhak, founder of 888 gambling site

A man killed in light aircaft crash in central Israel has been identified as Shay Ben Yitzhak, a businessman and founder of the 888 gambling site.

A 14-year-old was also injured when their light aircraft crashed in a field near Kibbutz Yakum.

Ben-Yitzhak, 52, and the teen were trapped in the plane and eventually extracted from the wreckage by rescue teams before the boy was airlifted to the hospital.

The teen is currently in stable condition after having suffered light injuries.

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