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Greek Intercept goes wrong..

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posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 07:48 AM
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Greek Plane down after a Greek intercept mission as Turkish Planes pop over the borders..
As an aside to current shenanigans..


Mirage 2000-5 plane came down in the Aegean Sea after allegedly intercepting Turkish jets, Greek state TV ERT said.


A search was under way after a Hellenic Air Force fighter jet crashed into the sea off the coast of Skyros. The Mirage 2000-5 jet fell some nine miles northeast of the island which is part of the Sporades group near the central Aegean, according to a statement issued by the Hellenic Air Force. According to Greek defense sources, the Mirage had been one of Greek two jets on a mission to intercept Turkish jets in the Aegean earlier in the day. The same sources said they did not believe any hostile activity was involved. The Hellenic Air Force said the authorities lost contact with the jet some 9 miles northeast of Skyros at 12.15 p.m. Navy vessels were dispatched to search the area while the fate of jet's pilot remained unknown.


www.ekathimerini.com...


Greek fighter planes are regularly scrambled to intercept Turkish jets over the Aegean.


www.hurriyetdailynews.com...

twitter.com...

Lets hope it blows over ?


edit on 12 4 2018 by skywatcher44 because: Add a Little..




posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: skywatcher44

Intercepts foreign fighter jets then randomly crashes into the sea...yep, seems legit.



posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 08:07 AM
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Pilot was killed. The crash occurred while he was on approach to land.



posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 08:12 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
Pilot was killed. The crash occurred while he was on approach to land.

Is the Greek airforce known for having well maintained aircraft?



posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 09:28 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

For their size, yes. They've had a few high profile crashes that were pretty bad though.



posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 10:22 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Thanks, you got me having a read about them, not a bad little airforce, similar active personnel numbers as the RAF, but less than half the aircraft though...maybe they have more engineers? Or loads of people not doing much.



posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 10:47 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

They have a lot of support personnel, which is good and bad. Good in that it can reduce time required for some maintenance, bad in that they can end up in each other's way or with lots of people doing very little.



posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 10:59 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

They have national service where you have to put in a few years worth of grunt or as a lot of them do go abroad and do a degree and when you return you only have to do a year and you're at officer sort of level.

When I was at uni here in the UK we had a few teen TV stars coming over to reduce the effort and given how puffed up they were saving their nails but their language was diabolical as they were right divas (the gaffer speaks greek)



posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 12:24 PM
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They're reporting a mock dogfight between the Greek and Turkish aircraft, but he was within 2 minutes of landing when he crashed.



posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 01:23 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
They're reporting a mock dogfight between the Greek and Turkish aircraft, but he was within 2 minutes of landing when he crashed.


The mock dogfight overstressed his aircraft most likely.



posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 02:02 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Ah that's a sad one, testosterone fuelled game laugh went wrong...we've all been there, just death is a big price.



posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 04:20 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: Zaphod58

Ah that's a sad one, testosterone fuelled game laugh went wrong...we've all been there, just death is a big price.


Idiots die every day.



posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: yuppa

It has nothing to do with being an idiot.



posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 05:00 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Is it just me or have we been having a spate of aircraft accidents recently? Seems to be an awful lot of mishaps.



posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 05:17 PM
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a reply to: beetee

Yes and no. The accident rate is only up slightly over previous years, but they're all happening at the same time, instead of spread out.



posted on Apr, 12 2018 @ 05:50 PM
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a reply to: skywatcher44

It is a tragedy. As Zaphod mentioned, unfortunately, the pilot killed. The two Mirage 2000-5 where returning to their base after they finished their operation of chasing/intercepting Turkish aircrafts that came illegally into the Greek airspace. Those intercepts are happening on a daily basis.


In particular, according to instructor pilots aircraft of this type who talked to zougla.gr, Mirage 2000-5 he was instructed to fly very low and below the clouds today, Thursday, have "embraced" around the northern Aegean. Presumably, the aircraft "nailed" from very low altitudes due to the mist from the inversion because the special climatological conditions.

According to the same source, the aircraft "nailed" after being trapped in the so-called from the pilots ' soup ' of the Aegean. The pilot of the Mirage reportedly suffered a paraisthitiko phenomenon-vertigo and was impossible to react, because the aircraft was already in very low flight.


Source is in Greek

Peace


edit on 12-4-2018 by Seed76 because: (no reason given)




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