A Mirage-2000 fighter jet of the Hellenic Air-force went down during an exercise on Skopelos island. According to reports, the pilot ejected to safety. The accident took place as the plane was engaged in a military exercise with two other fighter jets of the 332 squadron at approximately 12.18am on Monday. The reasons for the accident are being attributed to mechanical failure. The pilot, a 28-year-old flying officer, issued a distress signal and two Super Puma helicopters collected arrived on the scene and collected him. He was subsequently transfered to the 251 General Air Force hospital for tests.
Pilot is safe