Hellenic Navy Super Puma helicopter crashes on Kinaros
A Super Puma helicopter of the Hellenic Navy has crashed on the island of Kinaros in the Aegean, between Kalymnos, Leros and Amorgos during a scheduled exercise. Unfortunately, the three Greek officers on board did not survive the crash.
According to the Navy General Staff’s statement, the helicopter disappeared at 2:45 am on Thursday, as it was flying over Kinaros, which is west of Kalymnos and Leros and east of Amorgos. The Super Puma, which took off from a frigate in the Aegean, was participating in the ASTRAPI 2/16 military exercise.
A search operation was promptly launched, with Navy vessels, a C-130 and a Super Puma helicopter participating in the search. A more detailed statement from the Ministry of Defense is expected later in the day.
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