Two Israeli military pilots were killed and an aerial observer was injured in a helicopter crash on Monday night off the coast of northern Israel, the Israeli military said, Trend reports citing Xinhua.
The maritime "Atalef" helicopter crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Haifa city during a training flight with an aerial observer and two pilots on board, a military spokesperson said in a statement.
The aerial observer was moderately injured and sent to the Rambam Hospital in Haifa. He was "in a stable condition" and treated for hypothermia, Micky Halbertal, director of the Rambam Hospital, told reporters.
The two pilots were found after a rescue search and were declared dead "after extensive resuscitation efforts," the statement said.