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Police drone crashes in Exarchia district in downtown Athens

A police drone crashed in Exarchia district in downtown Athens around 6 o’ clock on Tuesday afternoon. Reasons for the crash remain a “mystery” media report. With high-definition cameras, the drone was conducting surveillance on the streets of Exarchia and was transmitting live to the Greek Police Central. Officers could …

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Civil Aviation bans helicopter flights from/to Galatas helipad after crash

The Greek Civil Aviation has prohibited helicopter take-off and landing from the make-shift helipad in Galatas after the crash last week. The Civil Aviation has issued a 3-month NOTAM – flight alert – due to the investigations on the exact causes of the crash that cost the lives of the …

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Poros: Video shows the last minutes of helicopter flight before crash

A video shows the last minutes of the helicopter that crashed in the sea off the port of the island of Poros on Tuesday. The Augusta A 109C takes off from a make-shift helipad and gains some height. An explosion has occurred and white smoke is seen. It crashes into …

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Helicopter with 3 onboard crashes into the sea off Poros; Black Out (UPD2))

A private helicopter crashed into the sea near the port of the island of Poros short before 4 o’ clock on Tuesday afternoon. Search and Rescue operation for pilot and passengers. Black out on the island. The private helicopter with the pilot and two passengers onboard crashed into the sea …

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Two die when speedboat with tourists crashes on fishing boat in Porto Heli

Two men have been killed and one woman is seriously injured after a speedboat crashed on a fishing boat in Thini area, between Porto Heli and the island of Spetses late Friday night. On board of the high-speed inflatable boat were ten French nationals (two men, three women and five …

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Norwegian cruiser “Viking Jupiter” crash at Piraeus pier on its maiden journey

Norwegian cruiser “Viking Jupiter” crashed at the pier of the port of Piraeus on Thursday morning. According to media reports, the cruiser with 607 passengers and 483 crew members on board was at the process of arrival when it crashed with the right side due to the stormy winds. The …

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Air Force Pilot on training mission dies in T-2 Buckeye crash (UPD)

A pilot of the Greek Air Force died in a crash of a  T-2 Buckeye training aircraft that crashed on Tuesday morning. The co-pilot survived the crash as he managed to eject his seat. In contrast to initial media reports short after the accident, the pilot had no time to …

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Passenger ferry Aqua Blue crashes at the pier of Skiathos port

A passenger ferry with 170 people on board crashed at the pier of the port of  Skiathos in the island group of Sporades. Passenger ferry “Aqua Blue” crashed at 6:30 Sunday afternoon after arriving at the port. The ferry suffered a small damage in a watertight section, its continuation of …

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UPD Catamaran ferry FLYING CAT4 rams into the port of Rafina (video)

Catamaran passengers ferry FLYING CAT 4 crashed into the port of Rafina in East Attica on Monday morning. On board were 209 passengers and 15 crew members. The ferry crashed as it was trying to dock at the port, initial media reports said. According to state ERT TV on early …

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Six migrants die in car crash in N. Greece; three children among the dead

At least six people died and ten were injured when a car carrying migrants crashed in Egnatia highway around 9 o’ clock on Friday morning. The vehicle left the road, ‘flew’ over the barriers and crashed on the rocks.  Among the dead are three children, some of the injured are …

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Mirage 2000: Pilot’s body retrieved. Most dominant crash cause scenario

The body of the 34-year-old Mirage pilot, Lieutenant Giorgos Baltadoros, was retrieved off the island of Skyros on Friday morning, more than twelve hours after the crash. The mayor of the island told state broadcaster ERT TV that the body was spotted around 9:30 by a fishing boat that was …

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Mirage 2000 pilot officially declared “dead”, SAR continues off Skyros

Search and Rescue operation continued until the evening, but neither the body of the pilot nor the Mirage 2000-5 have been spotted. Some debris have been found, his helmet, a survival kit, a small boat as well as evidence that the 34-year-old pilot Giorgos Baltadoros is not alive, media report. …

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UPD Greek Mirage 2000 fighter jet crashes off Skyros island, pilot missing

A Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet of the Greek Air Force crashed in the sea area 9 nautical miles north-east of the island of Skyros in the Aegean Sea short at 12:15 Thursday noon. The pilot is missing. According to preliminary information, the Mirage 2000 was returning to the air base …

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T-2 aircraft of Hellenic Air Forces crashes and cut into two (video)

A T-2 training aircraft of the Hellenic Air Force crashed and broke into two south of Kalamata in Peloponnese on Wednesday noon. The two-man crew managed to save themselves abandoning the aircraft with parachute in a height of 800 ft. They were picked up by an Air Force helicopter. A …

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Prosecutor finds 36 guilty for the Stock Exchange Crash in 1999

An Athens Appellate Court Prosecutor has found 36 people guilty for the infamous “Athens Stock Exchange Crash of 1999” that caused thousands of small investors to have lost their life savings. It has taken 18 years for an Athens Appellate Court Prosecutor, Athina Theodoropoulou, to find guilty 36 individuals implicated …

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One dead as car crashes in bus carrying Belgian tourists to Knossos

A very serious accident between a private car and a touristic bus carrying 38 Belgians to archeological site of Knossos occurred in Hersonisos on the island of Crete on Saturday morning. Dead is the car driver, while three of the bus passengers were slightly injured and taken to the general …

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Local businessman, Air Force major die in TL 20 Ultralight aircraft crash

A TL 20 Ultralight aircraft crashed in agricultural area near Larissa, Central Greece, on Wednesday night. The pilot and one passenger were killed. The debris was located around 3 a.m. on Thursday, near Dendra. The aircraft disappeared from the radar short before it was scheduled to arrive to its destination …

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