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Small aircraft crashes in the sea off NW Crete. Two Dead

A small aircraft crashed in the sea area of Maleme on north-western Crete on Thursday evening. Two people, the pilot and one passenger,are missing. Big Search And Rescue operation underway. The twin-engine aircraft belonging to the Chania Aeroclub crashed in the late afternoon, less than one nautical mile from the …

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Helicopter crashes in North Evia – Two on board (video)

A helicopter crashed in the sea off northern Evia short after taking off from Mantoudi village in northern Evia. The pilot and allegedly one passenger were on board. Search And Rescue (SAR) operation underway. At the time of the crash, there was a strong rainfall, haze, low cloudiness and bad …

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Helicopter crash during landing at Samos airport

A private helicopter crashed on the runway of Samos airport on Friday morning thus leading to delays in air traffic. The helicopter operator, a Turkish national,  is reported to be in good health. The helicopter of Turkish Mavi Air had taken off from the island of Paros and stopped to …

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Exams data bank crashes for 2.consecutive day; ND claims “cyber-attack”

For second consecutive day the exams platform, that is the data bank providing exam questions, crashed causing havoc among thousand of high school students and teachers. New Democracy, even though no longer in power but the one that set up the data bank, claimed it was the “historically biggest hackers …

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Massive protests across Greece: Justice for train victims

Hundreds of thousands of people, a human river of rage, flooded the streets of big and small cities across Greece, demanding justice for the victims of the fatal train collision a week ago. it was intiailly unions that had called for protests and a 24-hour strike. Chanting slogans “Murderers” and …

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Syrian migrant identified as train crash victim

DNA tests have confirmed the identity of a man’s body found in the wreckage of the passenger train. The man was a Syrian migrant. involved in the train collision near Tempe in central Greece on February 28 which killed 57 people. Authorities said he was a migrant from Syria and …

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Protests in Greece turn violent as anger over train crash grows (videos)

As anger in the society grows, thousands of Greeks took to the streets of several cities on Friday to protest the tragic death of 57 people caused by a head-on train collision on March 1. As no other expected, in some cities, protests turned violent. In Athens, Thessaloniki and Larissa …

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“Call me when you arrive”: School children pay tribute to train crash victims

“Call me when you arrive” A phrase many parents tell their children before they leave for a trip. Using their back-bags as tool and the school yard as background, students several schools across the country pay tribute to all the young people who found a tragic death in the train …

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Angry protesters and police clash over deadly train crash

Riot police beat people and fired tear gas and sound flares at students who gathered outside the headquarters of Hellenic Train in Athens on Wednesday to protest the deadly train crash in Tempi and commemorate the victims, most of them students returning home after a long weekend. Angry protesters smashed …

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Greece’s Transport Minister resigns following deadly train crash

Greece’s Infrastructure and Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis submitted his resignation on Wednesday afternoon, 17 hours after the deadly train tragedy in Tempi. His resignation comes following public fury and immense pressure on social media and thus as elections near. Karamanlis submitted his resignation after he returned from a visit to …

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