Two Injured as Ultralight Aircraft Crashes in Negev

Pilot moderately hurt and passenger lightly hurt; Transport Min. probes whether plane flew too low.

Two men were injured Saturday when an ultralight aircraft crashed in the northern Negev.

The pilot was moderately injured and the other passenger lightly as their plane hit power lines and crashed near Moshav Lachish. An Israel Air Force helicopter evacuated them to Be'er Sheva's Soroka Medical Center.

The Transportation Ministry has launched an investigation to determine whether the aircraft was flying lower than permitted in the regulations.

Last week, two men were injured in similar circumstances as their ultralight aircraft crashed into a garden of a Nes Tziona home.