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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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Two injured in helicopter on emergency landing on Kefalonia

Two men were injured after a helicopter made an emergency landing in a field on the island of Kefalonia on Thursday morning. The two Greek men, the pilot and one passenger, aged 60 and 65 years old, were transferred to the local hospital where they are reportedly being treated for …

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Prosecutor demands Jack Fenton’ s toxicology results, lifting his phone privacy

The public prosecutor in Athens investigating the helicopter incident where British national Jack Fenton found a tragic death demands the results of the toxicological tests of the victim’s blood and lifting of his mobile phone privacy. Athens District Attorney Ioakim Kasotakis is looking for important information on the causes of …

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+++Fire-fighting helicopter crash off Samos: 2 rescued, 2 dead UPDATE (video, pcts)

A fire-fighting helicopter crashed into the sea off the island of Samos on Wednesday afternoon. Four crew member missing. Big Search and Rescue Operation underway. According to preliminary information, the helicopter, type ER-MH4, crashed while it was attempting to collect water from the sea. The helicopter was participating in the …

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Helicopter carrying Greek Deputy Defense Minister harassed by Turkey

The helicopter carrying Deputy Defense Minister, Nikos Hardalias, to the island of Agios Efstratios was harassed by Turkish authorities on Friday. The helicopter was flying in the direction of the island on Friday when the pilots heard on the communication radio “You are flying in area under control of FIR …

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Husband of brutally murdered Caroline Crouch taken to Police HQ

In a extraordinary development, Greek police brought the husband of murdered British-born young mother Caroline Crouch from the island of Alosinos to police headquarters in Athens on Thursday. The husband, a commercial aviation pilot, was flown to Athens with a helicopter to provide additional information in the case that appeared …

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Wreckage of Canadian Cyclone helicopter located in Ionian Sea

One months after its crash in the Ionian Sea, the wreckage of a Canadian Cyclone military helicopter and human remains have been located on the bottom of the sea by a U.S. Navy drone submersible. The Department of National Defence issued a statement today saying the recovery ship EDL Hercules …

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Turkish fighter jets harass helicopter with Greek MoD onboard

Two Turkish fighter planes harassed the helicopter carrying Defense Minister, Nikoss Panagiotopoulos, and the Chief of  General Staff, General Konstantinos Floros, on Sunday morning. Greece’s top defense political and military leadership was visiting the islands of Oinousses, Agathonissi and Farmakonissi in the eastern Aegean Sea. The incident took place after …

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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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Turkish F-16s harass helicopter carrying PM Tsipras to Agathonisi

Turkish fighter jets harassed the helicopter carrying Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the remote island of Agathonisi in north Dodecanese. The jets forced the helicopter of the Greek Air Force to fly at low attitude until they were intercepted by Greek F-16s. Tsipras was visiting the small island in the …

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Greek Air Force releases aerial footage from Athens wildfires

The Greek Air Force released video footage from the wildfires in North-East Athens (East Attica) and Kineta (West Attica. Flames and smog at land. In the sea, boats of the Navy and the Coast Guard seeking for missing people or those who sought refuge in the sea. The footage was …

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