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Greece considers procurement of C-130s after recent incidents

Greece is considering to procure for six new C-130 aircraft after two embarrassing incidents in succession recently. The new aircraft to be procured are reportedly C-130J are reportedly the latest version of the American transport aircraft. Greece’s image received a blow last Wednesday when a C-130 plane carrying humanitarian aid …

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Greek paratrooper remains hanging in the air when parachute fails to open (video)

A paratrooper of the Greek Armed Forces remained hanging in the air outside a C-130 at a height of 5,000 feet for several minutes after his parachute failed to open during an exercise in Cyprus. The unprecedented incident took place during an exercise in Larnaka and a tragedy was averted …

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Archbishop of Tirana Anastasios tested positive, transfer to Athens with C-130

Archbishop of Albania Anastasios is to be transferred with a Greek military helicopter to a hospital in Athens after he has been tested positive to Covid-19. According to the media report, the 91-year-old archbishop only has mild symptoms. However, doctors opined that he be admitted to hospital due to his …

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“Stolen Cerberus VII”: C-130 fly in formation over Athens in joint Greek-US exercise

Two Greek and two American Air Force C-130 flew in formation over Athens on Friday afternoon, inaugurating a joint annual exercise under the name “Stolen Cerberus VIΙ.” The American Air Force aircraft belong to the 37th Airlift Squadron, the Hellenic Air Force said. The planes flew out of Elefsina Air …

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3 Dutch Marines arrived in Athens after Diplomacy Thriller with Libya

A diplomatic thriller took place last night in Libya when a Greek C-130 was dispatched to pick up three Dutch marines but the Libyan government was trying to make a bargain and press the Maltese government to represent Gaddafi’s interests in the European union. The Dutch marines, two men and one woman, …

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Greece set to evacuate more Greeks & Foreigners from Libya

While the majority of Greek expats has been evacuated from Libya there are still 10 Greeks, 20 Greek Cypriots and38 Europeans  enclosed in the dessert at a construction site. Now they have been instructed to move some 50 km into a nearby town with airport big enough for a C-130 …

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