IDF soldier killed as tank flips over in Golan Heights

The late IDF Sergeant Ido Ben Ari was killed and three others from his team were slightly injured as their tank flipped over in the Golan Heights when for some unknown reason, it veered left and went on top of a mound of stones.
The tank went on top of a mound, flipped over and crushed him Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

Last night (Wednesday), an IDF soldier was killed and three others from his team were slightly injured in a tank accident. The incident occurred near Ortal in the Golan Heights when their tank flipped over. Four aid teams were dispatched to the scene.

The tank flipped over during the IDF Armored Corps 9th Battalion’s night advancement from Revaya. For a reason still unknown, the tank veered left from the AFV axis ending up on top of a mound of stones and flipped 180 degrees back to the axis. The tank commander was crushed from the tank's force and the rest of the team was evacuated to a hospital slightly injured.

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The late Sergeant Ido Ben Ari Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

The soldier killed was the late Sergeant Ido Ben Ari. Ido was a 20-year-old from Ramat HaSharon and was a tank commander in the 401st Brigade. His family was notified. The IDF is currently investigating the incident and has ordered a training cessation for the Armored Corps for Sunday for learning purposes.


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