Greece investigates plane crash that killed witness in Benjamin Netanyahu corruption trial | World News

Greek authorities are investigating a private plane crash that killed a witness in the corruption trial of former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 

Haim Geron, a former senior official at Israel’s ministry of communications, and his wife were killed off the island of Samos late on Monday.

Mr Geron was one of 300-plus witnesses listed for Mr Netanyahu’s trial.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Israeli border police following violence in the Arab-Jewish town of Lod
Benjamin Netanyahu, who now leads the opposition in Israel’s parliament, denies the corruption claims

The former PM is accused of fraud, bribery and breach of trust and the charges centre around his relationships with businessmen, media tycoons and a leading Israeli telecoms firm.

The small Cessna 182 carrying Mr Geron and his wife took off from Haifa in Israel and crashed near Samos airport.

The coastguard and divers recovered the bodies of the two 69-year-old victims a few hours later.

Greece’s air crash investigations unit said it…

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