Two Israeli AH-64 Apache helicopters collided in the dark over
Northern Israel Thursday night, as the conflict between the Jewish
state and Hezbollah fighters intensified in southern Lebanon.
Casualty reports are still muddled. Some say at least two
crewmembers aboard the helos were killed in the crash... others say
there were no fatalities, but at least five people were hurt.
It happened about six miles from the border between Israel and
Lebanon... where the battle between Israeli and Muslim fighters has
now entered its tenth day.
It was the worst mid-air collision involving Israeli military
aircraft since 1997... when more than 70 Israeli soldiers were
killed as two transport helicopters ran into each other while en
route to Lebanon.
There's no indication what led to Thursday night's mishap. An
investigation is now underway.