A military helicopter crashed off the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel late Monday, killing two members, according to local media.
The two Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) pilots and a patrol officer were on board the Navy aircraft when it went down off the coast of the city of Haifa.
The officer was rescued shortly after the crash and was flown to Rambam Hospital in moderate condition.
The pilots were discovered after a lengthy search but died despite resuscitation efforts.
The crash took place during a training flight.
“2 IDF officers were killed and 1 moderately injured when an IAF maritime helicopter crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Haifa during a training flight last night.