Officials say two French military fighter jets have crashed into the Mediterranean Sea during a training mission and that one pilot is missing.

The French Defense Ministry says that one pilot was pulled from the water, but that helicopters and patrol planes are searching for the second pilot.

No other information about the accident at 6 p.m. Thursday is immediately available.

The Rafale jets took off from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier and crashed into the sea east of the French city of Perpignan.

Rafale jets, made by France's Dassault Aviation, have never had a foreign buyer, but they are being considered for a deal with Brazil.