Mirage-2000 jet goes down near Skopelos

Pilot is safe

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.