A double-seater Mirage 2000 of the Hellenic Air Force crashed into the sea area off the island of Samos on Thursday. The two pilots used the ejector seats to escape the falling aircraft. They were later rescued and are been transported on a C-130 to Athens military hospital. The Mirage was on training flight together with three other air fighters of the Hellenic Air Force. The accident occurred one day after a Greek F-16 got fire while taking off from Souda air base on the island of Crete.