Israeli killed in Victorian air crash

February 20, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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One of the four people killed in a mid-air collision between two planes in Victoria yesterday has been named as Israeli 31-yr-old Ido Segev.

Ido “Dodo” Segev

Victoria-based Ido was a pilot not only with aircraft but condolences have come in from RCFlightTraining, a group of model aircraft enthusiasts including Ido.

Keith Francis shared Ido Segev’s passion for flying remote-controlled aircraft.

He told J-Wire: “It is my belief that Dodo was being instructed in instrument0flting in cloud when the accident happened. He was a student at the time of the crash….to the best of my knowledge.”

“He was one of the world’s best radio-controlled model aircraft pilots being a professional pilot in the international aerobatic scene. Dodo travelled around the world competing in events.

I met him through teaching people to fly the radio-controlled models and he became a member of our group so that he could fly with us.

He was an absolutely fantastic guy. Everything he touched in his work and his interests he gave 120%. He wasn’t forthright with own skillset – he was there to enjoy life and help people.

He can take aircraft with a four or five-meter aircraft 200hp motor or more and he could make it hover vertically and touch the ground with its tail.”

Keith Frances told J-Wire that Ido Segev was a commercial pilot and instructor and was involved in importing and selling aircraft and involved in selling joy flights in old warplanes such as Spitfires.

He added: “The whole club is devastated.

According to Keith Francis Ido Segev lived in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn.


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