Plane crashes into sea near Tel Aviv beach, 2 injured (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
BREAKING A few minutes ago, a plane crashed into water at the Port of Tel Aviv pic.twitter.com/nJ2ce5FY6Q— AIRLIVE (@airlivenet) April 3, 2016
The pilot reportedly radioed a mayday to nearby Sde Dov Airport so it could land there, but somehow lost control of the plane and crashed into the water.
Video footage of the incident, which occurred on Sunday afternoon, shows the small plane slowly sinking in the water after the crash, which probably wouldn't have happened if it crashed in the buoyant Dead Sea.
Two people on board the plane, a 57- and 47-year-old described as fully conscious, were rescued by witness who swam out, according to Israel National News.
A police rescue boat then arrived at the scene and took them to Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center for minor injuries.
Police rescue boat at the scene after plane made emergency landing off the Tel Aviv beach. Both pilots rescued. pic.twitter.com/Fompr6YKYF— Micky Rosenfeld (@MickyRosenfeld) April 3, 2016
Two bystanders were treated at the scene with minor shoulder injuries sustained during the rescue.