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Topic: Greek And Turkey Fighters Accident
Username: An225
Posted 2006-05-23 12:53:05 and read 2692 times.

Hi all,

A leading Israeli web site reported a news flash by AP that a Turkish and Greek fighter planes collided above the Southern Aegean Sea. No info about the pilots situations.

Topic: RE: Greek And Turkey Fighters Accident
Username: Myt332
Posted 2006-05-23 12:58:52 and read 2678 times.

From CNN:

"The Greek F-16 had been dispatched to intercept the Turkish jet because it had violated Greek airspace, the ministry said.

Both fighter jets were maneuvering around each other in a mock dogfight when the crash happened around 1 p.m. (6 a.m. ET) about 12 miles off the coast of the Greek island of Karpathos, the ministry said.


Topic: RE: Greek And Turkey Fighters Accident
Username: BAtriple7
Posted 2006-05-23 16:04:56 and read 2545 times.

Italy's Corriere della Sera carries a short story on it - apparently the crash happened near Karpatos island, three 'pilots' were involved, of whom 1, a Turk, has been rescued by rescue services. The other 2 pilots are one Greek, one Turk.

Source (in Italian, no English):

Topic: RE: Greek And Turkey Fighters Accident
Username: Timboflier215
Posted 2006-05-23 16:10:06 and read 2543 times.

The Turkish pilot was rescued, No official word on the Greek pilot. Both countries have expressed "regret", so hopefully this won't escalate.

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