118 Squadron (Israel)
Nocturnal Birds of Prey Squadron
|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. 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.
- Third Battle of Mount Hermon
- 1997 Israeli helicopter disaster
- Operation Sharp and Smooth
- 2010 IAF Sikorsky CH-53 crash
- "118 Squadron – The Nocturnal Birds of Prey". Globalsecurity.org. Archived from the original on 18 January 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-14.
- "'No survivors' from Romania military helicopter crash". BBC News. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
- Anshel Pfeffer (26 July 2010). "Netanyahu: Romania helicopter crash is an immense tragedy". Haaretz. Retrieved 4 August 2010.
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