118 Squadron (Israel)

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118 Squadron
Squadron 118 IAF.jpg
Nocturnal Birds of Prey Squadron
Country  Israel
Branch  Israeli Air Force
Garrison/HQ Tel Nof Airbase


The 118 Squadron of the Israeli Air Force, also known as the Nocturnal Birds of Prey Squadron, is a helicopter squadron of CH-53-2025 Sea Stallions based at Tel Nof Airbase.[1] On 26 July 2010 a 118 Squadron Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion Yas'ur helicopter crashed during a training flight at high altitude in the Carpathian mountains, near the city of Brasov in Romania. All on board died: four Israeli pilots, two Israeli mechanics and one Romanian officer.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "118 Squadron – The Nocturnal Birds of Prey". Globalsecurity.org. Archived from the original on 18 January 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  2. ^ "'No survivors' from Romania military helicopter crash". BBC News. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Anshel Pfeffer (26 July 2010). "Netanyahu: Romania helicopter crash is an immense tragedy". Haaretz. Retrieved 4 August 2010.