A civilian plane belonging to the Lebanese Aviation Club has crashed in the Mediterranean off the Lebanese coast, leaving several dead and wounded.
Lebanese news said that the plane crashed near the Halat area, noting that the number of dead and wounded was not yet known.
The plane is of the Cessna 172 type and crashed into the sea off the town of Halat in Mount Lebanon governorate.
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, made a call to the army command and asked to send a helicopter to help in the search for the plane. He also requested the mobilisation of the naval forces in the search and rescue mission.