Prosecution witness in Netanyahu trial and his wife killed in Greek plane crash

Haim Geron was a former deputy director of the Communication Ministry; light plane he was piloting went down after apparent technical fault

Sep. 14, 2021
Photo: Haim Geron stands next to a light plane. (Facebook)

Haim Geron, a witness in the corruption trial of former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was one of the two Israelis killed in a light plane crash in Greece on Monday. The other was his wife, Esti.

The names of the Gerons, the only two casualties of the crash, were cleared for publication on Tuesday.

Geron was a past deputy director-general for engineering and licensing at the Communications Ministry.

According to the Foreign Ministry, the couple took off from Haifa on a single-engine plane in the afternoon and were flying close to the island of Samos, near Turkey, when their light aircraft went down Monday evening.

Their bodies were recovered by the Greek coastguard several hours later with the help of divers.

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