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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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Turkish F-16s harass helicopter transferring PM Tsipras in South Aegean

Turkish fighter jests harassed the Greek Air Force helicopter that was transferring Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the Chief of General Staff Admiral Evaggelos Apostolakis to the islands of Kastellorizo, Ro and Rhodes early Tuesday afternoon. Claiming that the Chinook was flying in Turkish Air Space, the asked it to …

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Greek forces fire warning shots at Turkish helicopter on low flight over Ro island

One more serious incident of increasing Turkish provocation: A Turkish Coast Guard helicopter flew low over the Greek small island of Ro in the south-east Aegean Sea on Monday night. Greek ground forces had to fire warning shots in the air before it left. According to state broadcaster ERT, the …

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French, German arrested for filming military facilities in Greece

One French and one German national have been arrested for secretly filming military facilities. They were spotted flying a helicopter over the 117 Combat Wing in the air base of Andravida, western Peloponnese. The two foreigners were flying a Eurocopter AS 350BA Ecureuil over the air base on Saturday. The …

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Turkey escalates tension, harasses helicopter carrying Greek President Pavlopoulos

Turkey’s boldness has no limits. Two times in two consecutive days, Turks harassed the helicopter carrying Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on a tour visiting several remote islands and islets in the eastern Aegean Sea. While Pavlopoulos’ helicopter was heading to islet Panagia, pilots received warning calls and threats from the …

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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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Two die, one survives Helicopter crash. Passenger was transmitting flight live on Facebook

A small helicopter with three people on board crashed in Schinias near Athens on Friday morning. Two people were killed an one survived the helicopter crash in the wetland of eastern Attica. One of the passengers was transmitting the flight live on Facebook. The helicopter had concluded aerial sprays against …

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Survivor’s testimony confirms scenarios about the helicopter crash

Survivor Sergeant major Vassiliki Plexida described the conditions preceding the helicopter crash on Wednesday morning. Her testimony confirms the initial suggestions of the UH-1H crash that caused the death of four officers of the Greek Army. “We were flying low when we fell into fog. the visibility was extremely limited, …

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Four dead, one survivor in military helicopter UH-1 crash in Central Greece

A military helicopter UH-1 with five people on board has gone missing in central Greece. the incident has set on alert the Greek Armed Forces, a huge search operation has been launched with the participation of the Army, the Air Force and the fire brigades. According to a statement issued …

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