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Greek military airplane goes down in Aegean Sea

The jet was part of a squadron intercepting Turkish jets that had violated Greek airspace

A Greek Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet has gone down 9 miles northeast of the island of Skyros in the Aegean Sea.  A search and rescue operation is underway with helicopters and sea vessels. According to initial reports, the jet was part of a squadron intercepting Turkish jets that had violated Greek national airspace by infringing the Athens FIR. The pilot of the aircraft is missing. The Hellenic Airforce General Staff released a press statement:

On Thursday 12 April 2018 at 12:15, there an M2000-5 aircraft went missing, nine (9) nautical miles north-east of Skyros Island.
Investigations are being carried out to locate it.

Mayor of Skyros expresses concern

The mayor of the island, Miltiadis Chatzigiannakis, speaking to protothema.gr said: “So far we know that an aircraft of our airforce has gone missing, which has probably fallen and at the moment we have launched rescue crews to locate our pilot. There is a serious concern on the island, since we all want our pilot to be safe. We know that the aircraft was part of an operation to intercept Turkish jets but the incident is not related to the operation.”

The Turkish media are covering the incident as breaking news, presenting it without referring to the fact that the aircraft was part of a formation intercepting Turkish aircraft that had violated Greek airspace.

 

  • Zhan Ryushin

    Here is the Turkish Response:

    “Everyone knows Greece has always been a historical part of Ancient Turkey.”

    Random Chinese person glares at the Turk for such rhetoric.

    The Turks respond with: “What?”

    The Chinese responds: “Are you going to set up a naval port for us?”

    The Turk Responds: “All your ports belong to us.”

    The Chinese turns to the Greek: “Here is five billion yuan, do what needs to be done.”

    The Greek nods and then smirks like a pleased Spartan to the Turk.

    “Uh Oh…” says the Turk realizing political isolationism isn’t really a good thing after all.

    Assad, Russia, Serbs, Bulgarians and the Kurds laugh at the Turk’s misfortune.

    Meanwhile, as I inform said Turk that perhaps cooperation between Turks, Greeks and Kurds would be in Turkey’s best interest, the same said Turk called me a Troll and informs everyone else to never ever “feed” me in an attempt to curtail any information on said subject for the interest of a misguided Turk’s inhuman aggression and isolation from the rest of the world.