Α Mirage 2000-5 aircraft of the Hellenic Air Force crashed into the sea, 9 nautical miles to the northeast of Skyros island, as it approached the island’s military airport for landing, after an operation in the Aegean. The pilot of the aircraft, Giorgos Baltadoros, 34, father of two children, was found dead.

The HAF General Staff has already established a committee that will investigate the causes of the accident. The country’s State and political leaders have expressed their condolences on the loss of the pilot.

 

Translation: Eleni Gogou