TEL AVIV (May. 22)
The Air Force appointed a special committee today to investigate yesterday’s plane crash which destroyed a Sephardic synagogue in Kiryat Tivon, a town east of Haifa. It was disclosed today that the plane was a jet interceptor but the type was not identified.
The pilot who bailed out was uninjured. He landed in a bush area and was able to walk to a car. He said he was the only occupant of the plane. The investigation was described as a routine measure taken whenever a mishap occurs within the armed forces. The synagogue building was empty at the time of the crash and no persons were injured.