A Greek Fighter Jet has Crashed in the Ionian Sea, the Two Pilots are Missing

World » EU | January 30, 2023, Monday // 12:56
Bulgaria: A Greek Fighter Jet has Crashed in the Ionian Sea, the Two Pilots are Missing Greek F-4 Phantom fighter jet

A two-seat fighter F-4 "Phantom" of the Greek Air Force crashed in the Ionian Sea during a training flight, the two pilots are missing, Kathimerini reported.

A statement from the General Staff of the Greek Air Force said the incident occurred at 10:30 a.m. 25 nautical miles (46 km) south of the Andravida air base in the northwestern Peloponnese.

The condition of the pilots is unknown and a search and rescue operation is underway. The operation involved two AB-205 helicopters of the Hellenic Air Force, one S-70 helicopter of the Hellenic Navy and several coast guard vessels. A C-130 military transport aircraft is on standby.

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