Two people dead following helicopter crash near Afula

The helicopter hit an electrical cable before crashing.

Two people were pronounced dead by Magen David Adom after a small aircraft crashed near the northern city of Afula. (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)
Two people were pronounced dead by Magen David Adom after a small aircraft crashed near the northern city of Afula.
(photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)
Two people were pronounced dead by Magen David Adom after a helicopter crashed near the northern city of Afula on Saturday, Israel Police reported.
The victims are residents of the center of the country in their 60s, N12 reported. 
The accident occurred at Givat HaMoreh in an open area by Route 71.
The circumstances of the incident are under investigation by police, and it is not yet clear what caused the accident.
The helicopter hit an electrical cable before crashing, an eyewitness told Ynet News. "There was an explosion and a fire broke out [...] We couldn't get close to help the people that were in the crash because of the fire.
"The police and rescue services did not know hoe to get here, so we went to the road and showed them the way," the witness went on to say.