ATHENS, Greece – Fighter Air Force Missing Mirage 2000-5 Mk2 dropped under unknown conditions in the sea area 9 miles northeast of Skyros.
The aircraft was in a commanding mission to stop Turkish fighters.
A search and rescue operation is currently taking place in which helicopters of the Air Force and the Navy take part to locate and rescue the fighter aircraft.
The Mirage 2000-5 that fell on Skyros belonged to a pair whose mission was to halt Turkish fighters who had been unlicensed in the national airspace.
The Mirage 2000-5 fighter who fell down was number one, the head of the formation of the two Greek militants who had taken the rest of the Turkish F-16s.
And the announcement does not talk about previous technical damage or informing the pilot that something is wrong but a sudden “loss of contact,” which means everything was sudden.
“On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 12:15, there was a loss of M2000-5 aircraft, nine (9) nautical miles north-east of the island of Skyros.
Investigations are being carried out to locate it. ”
Turkish media show the fall of the Greek Mirage as the first news, but nowhere do they report that it was performing an interceptor mission.
“EXCLUSIVELY. Missing Greek Helicopter Aircraft in the Aegean “is the title of Sabah, which states that fighter 2000-5 has disappeared near Iskri Island (as reported by Skyros), and that the pilot is missing, while rescue investigations have already begun.
Translated from ProNews.