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A Cypriot Boeing 737 airliner with at least 121 people on board has crashed, with the pilots apparently slumped at the controls, near the Greek capital Athens.
A spokesman for the Greek army chief-of-staff said hijacking "could not be ruled out".
"An act of piracy is likely," said the spokesman, Gerassimos Kalpoyannakis.
Just before the crash, air force crew observed the airline's pilots doubled up in the cabin, an air traffic controller said.
The pilots of the two F-16 fighters jets that were sent up to escort the airliner before the crash "saw a situation that was not normal in the pilots' cabin", Mr Kalpoyannakis said.
The Boeing 737 came down at about 0920GMT near the coastal town of Kalamos, about 40 kilometres north of Athens.
One witness said: "I saw many bodies scattered around, all of them wearing oxygen masks. The tail was cut off and the remaining parts of the plane rolled down a hillside about 500 metres away from the tail."
The flight and cockpit voice recorders of a Cypriot passenger plane which crashed near Athens overnight have been found, a Greek defence ministry official said on condition of anonymity.