Two dogfights over Aegean between Greek and Turkish fighter jets

5 December 2016
1048 Views

A pair of Greek F-16 fighter jets engaged in a double dogfight over the Aegean Sea, when two Turkish fighter jets violated Greek air space between the islands of Lesvos, Samos and Chios, Monday. The Turkish pilots were forced to retreat, after entering Greek air space in the morning hours of Monday, when they were intercepted by the Greek fighters that took off from the Skyros airport.

After the initial dogfight, the Turkish jest returned and violated the Athens FIR between the islands of Chios and Samos, resulting in a new dogfight when the Greek F-16 pair engaged anew. Following the second aerial engagement, the two Military helicopters transporting the Greek Minister of Defence, Panos Kammenos, along with members of the Greek parliament from the parties of SYRIZA, ANEL, Golden Dawn and the Union Centrists, who are scheduled to take place in the cross-party defence council on the island of Kastelorizo in the eastern Mediterranean, took off from Rhodes airport and landed on Kastelorizo.

You may be interested

Athenians flee capital after free movement allowed
GREECE
shares52 views
GREECE
shares52 views

Athenians flee capital after free movement allowed

makis - May 14, 2021

Greeks were leaving en-masse from the Attica basin to nearby islands and other destinations on Friday, following the official lifting…

Movement free across Greece
GREECE
shares45 views
GREECE
shares45 views

Movement free across Greece

Panos - May 14, 2021

Greeks will be allowed to move freely throughout the country from Friday, as the Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister…

Let’s be honest, Turkey cannot join the EU: Manfred Weber
GREECE
shares39 views
GREECE
shares39 views

Let’s be honest, Turkey cannot join the EU: Manfred Weber

Panos - May 14, 2021

“Let us be honest, Turkey cannot join the EU,” said Manfred Weber, the leader of the European Parliament’s People’s Party…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.