The plane, which took off from neighbouring Serbia this morning, crashed in Croatia at around 11:00 am, after getting into difficulties during the flight. After hours of intensive search, the pilot and his partner were both found alive at around 14:30 on Thursday afternoon. Both had to be carried 2 kilometres to the nearest road before they were taken to hospital where they are said to be in a serious condition. It was reported that there men were both foreign nationals and communicated with rescue crews in english. One of the men was a Bulgarian national, reports daily Jutarnji list.