Netanyahu Trial Witness Killed in Plane Crash

A Netanyahu trial witness and his wife plunged to their deaths as their plane crashed along Samos island on Monday, September 13. 

The Times of Israel reported that the foreign ministry said Haim Geron and his wife Esther were aboard the single-engine Cessna 182 plane that crashed after it departed Haifa in the afternoon. 

When the Cessna approached the island of Samos, the aircraft suddenly crashed 

The bodies of Geron and his wife were later recovered by Greek coastguard and divers. 

Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is currently facing three accounts of corruption cases that were done while served as premier and communications minister from 2014 to 2017.

Netanyahu was accused of scheming with telecommunications company Bezeq to get positive coverage in exchange for creating policies that will benefit the company.

Geron was one of the 300 witnesses to testify in Netanyahu’s trial.

The authorities announced that Greece’s Air Accident Investigation and Aviation board is currently investigating the cause of the crash.  

“Shortly before landing, communication with the control tower on Samos was lost and the Civil Aviation Authority informed the search and rescue center about the loss of communication,” said the board.

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