An Israeli national and three other people were killed Wednesday after two twin-engine planes collided mid-air north of the city of Melbourne in Australia.
Ido Segev, 31, has apparently resided in Australia for many years.
The collision occurred on the premises of a flight school at Mangalore Airport, about 120 km (75 miles) from Melbourne.
Australian media reported that shortly before the accident, at 11:25 am (local time), one of the planes took off from the airport with a flight instructor and a pilot trainee.
The other aircraft had taken off from a different airport, Victoria Police Inspector Peter Koger said.
"We're not sure why both aircraft were on the same trajectory or why they were in that area, but unfortunately, they've collided mid-air," Koger said.
"There was some talk of possible cloud cover and there's a possibility that they didn't see each other."
A statement from the Foreign Ministry stated that "the incident is known to us and under investigation by the ministry and the Israeli General Consulate in Canberra, Australia."