A training plane crashed in the Mediterranean sea on Wednesday morning at 10:40 AM, instigating a search and rescue operation for the two missing men.
The plane belonged to the Lebanese Aviation Club and crashed in the coastal town of Halat.
A team from the Civil Defense and naval forces were dispatched for an ongoing search and rescue mission, the Lebanese Army said in a tweet. A helicopter was also dispatched at the request of PM Najib Mikati.
Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi went to inspect the crash site, and directed the Civil Defense to intensify their search with the help of Internal Security Forces, he said in a tweet.
Back in July, a small training aircraft crashed in Mount Lebanon, killing the three people on board. The plane was a Cessna C-172 Skyhawk and belonged to “Open Sky,” a Flight Training Aviation.