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    Plane Carrying 2 People Crashes into Sea Off Halat-Lebanon

    A Cessna-172 training plane belonging to the Aeroclub of Lebanon crashed into the sea off the Lebanese town of Halat on Wednesday with two people on board.

    Al-Jadeed TV identified the two young people who were on board as Pascal Abdel Ahad and Ali al-Hajj Ahmed, adding that army and Civil Defense crews have launched a search operation.

    Prime Minister Najib Miqati meanwhile called the Army Command and demanded that a helicopter be sent to aid the search operation. He also called for mobilizing the naval forces.

    Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi for his part instructed the Civil Defense to intensify search and rescue operations at the site while asking the Internal Security Forces to also take part in the operation.

    Source: Naharnet

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