Two days after the disaster, the name of the second pilot killed in the helicopter crash in the agricultural area near Kfar Yehezkel was allowed to be published last Saturday. The victim is 63-year-old Yaakov David, a resident of Savyon.
“Yaakov was a very special man, a man of people, with an eternal smile on his face and help quietly and modestly. He touched many,” said Rabbi Shmuel Bistritzky, rabbi of the Chabad Synagogue in Savyon, adding: “He was active in the community and we were very good friends. . That is a serious disaster. “
David, who was involved in real estate, was an aviation enthusiast. A few months ago he purchased the crashed helicopter in the United States. “He really liked the flight. At first he flew light aircraft and later helicopters, “said Rabbi Bistritzky.
David, who was laid to rest last night, left behind a wife, three daughters and grandchildren. “He was an exemplary family man,” the rabbi noted.
But heavy rain also fell on the family of Amos Givol, a friend of Yaakov, who was killed along with him in the helicopter crash.
“He was to me like a second father and a superhero,” said nephew Nir sadly.
The 64-year-old stalk has been a cobra helicopter pilot for decades. “He was a regular pilot until the age of 57. He was supposed to be discharged at the age of 50, but insisted he would continue flying in the squadron,” the nephew said, adding: “From an early age he dreamed of being a pilot. “He devoted most of his life to defending the homeland. He was heavily involved in the development of weapons and when he was forced to leave the Air Force because of his age, he continued to fly as a civilian pilot and enjoyed the beautiful views of his beloved country. Young forever.”
After his release from the IDF, Givol turned to work in civil aviation, as a pilot in the private helicopter company “Eden Aviation”. For the tragic flight, he left the landing in Rishon Lezion on Saturday morning in a friend’s helicopter.
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