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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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PM Tsipras takes a ride in an F-16 and flies over the Aegean Sea

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took a ride in a F-16 fighter jet of the Greek Air Force and flew over the north-west Aegean Sea. Wearing a pilot suit Tsipras got on the 2-seat F-16 as “co-pilot.” The flight lasted one hour and the prime minister had the chance to enjoy …

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Navy helicopter rescues Polish tourist trapped in Assos cliffs, Kefalonia (video)

The Greek Navy and the Air Force had to send helicopters to rescue a Polish tourist, a hiker, trapped in the inaccessible slopes and cliffs of Assos, on the island of Kefalonia on Wednesday. Initially, fire brigades units set for a search and rescue operation. The young hiker had called …

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Greek Air Force recovers crashed Mirage 2000 from a depth of 580m VIDEO

From a depth of 580 meters, teams of the Greek Air Force recovered important parts of a Mirage 2000 that crashed into the sea area between the islands of Skopelos and Euboea. The Mirage 2000 crashed into the sea on May 29 2017. The 28-year-old pilot was rescued with a …

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Two killed in Cessna plane crash – One victim was pilot at Greek Air Force

A tragic epilogue for the small Cessna airplane that went missing from radar on Sunday afternoon. A patrolling helicopter of the Greek Air Force spotted the plane wreckage some 3km away from the parking lots of the ski resort in Kalavryta in Peloponnese, Monday noon. One of the victims has …

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Greek Air Force orders F-16 Block 50 “on the ground”, while media speculate

 Greek General Stab has reportedly ordered a large part of the country’s F-16 fleet Block 50 to remain “on the ground” after the tragic accident in Los Llanos air base in Albacete, Spain, on Monday.  According to Greek media, the General Stab gave the order on Monday night, just hours …

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Two Greek Pilots Safe After Serious F-16 Incident

A serious F-16 incident with possible fatal consequences was averted due to the prowess of the Greek pilots on Thursday morning at the NATO Larissa Air Base.  The two-seater fighter jet, type F-16D Blk 52 from the 110 Combat Wing was on “touch and go” training when the landing gear of the aircraft …

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Greek Mirage 2000 Crashed into the Sea off Samos

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 …

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