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Greek F-4 crash Ionian Sea 30th Jan 2023

Old 30th Jan 2023, 16:20
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Greek F-4 crash Ionian Sea 30th Jan 2023

From various press outlets...

A Greek air force pilot was killed on Monday and another is missing after their F-4 Phantom fighter jet crashed in the Ionian Sea (west), according to the general staff of the Greek Air Force. Greek Air Force.

ďAn F-4 Phantom two-seater plane crashed during an Air Force training flight 25 nautical miles south of Andravida military airport,Ē in western Greece, "causing the death of the co-pilot", said in a press release the staff of the air force.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he was "appalled" and expressed "his sincere condolences" to the family of 29-year-old Lt. Marios-Michail Touroutsikas.

Rescue helicopters and coastguard patrol boats were sent to search for the pilots, and the co-pilot's body was discovered six hours after the plane went down, according to a source at the general staff.

The search continued Monday afternoon to find the pilot.

American-made F-4 Phantoms are among the oldest aircraft in the Greek Air Force.

Greece acquired its first Phantoms in 1974 and last upgraded them some 20 years ago."
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Another of the select fraternity (possibly two?) now flies with the angels.
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India had a midair three days ago of a Mirage 2000 and a Su-30, of the three crew one killed, one with one severely injured.

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