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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-08-27

Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Firefighting aircraft crash - Pilot presumed dead (2)
  • [02] Firefighting aircraft crashed
  • [03] Aegean Regatta highlights islands' beauty
  • [04] Firefighting plane crash

  • [01] Firefighting aircraft crash - Pilot presumed dead (2)

    A fire-fighting aircraft crashed on the Ionian island of Cephallonia on Thursday morning. Fire brigade officials said the pilot's body is missing, but he is presumed dead.

    The plane was identified as a PZL (M-18 Dromader) single engine cropduster/fire-fighter craft.

    [02] Firefighting aircraft crashed

    A firefighting aircraft reportedly crashed on the Ionian island of Cephallonia on Thursday morning. Fire brigade officials said the fate of the pilot is unknown

    [03] Aegean Regatta highlights islands' beauty

    The second phase of the Aegean Regatta International open sea race was concluded on Wednesday at port of Vathy on the eastern Aegean island of Samos. A lack of winds delayed the start of the second race. The Regatta is organised for the ninth year by the Merchant Marine, Aegean and Islands policy Ministry. Seventy-three vessels and some 700 crew members participated this year in the race, which set off on Aug. 22 from the eastern Aegean isle of Ikaria. The Aegean Regatta will end on Saturday, Aug. 29 when the vessels will dock in Lipsi isle.

    [04] Firefighting plane crash

    A fire-fighting aircraft crashed on the Ionian island of Cephallonia on Thursday morning, killing the pilot of the aircraft. The 55-year-old pilot's body was later collected by the crew of a rescue helicopter.

    The single-engine Polish-made PZL (M-18 Dromader) returning from a fire-fighting mission in the Katelio region of Cephallonia. The accident was recorded at 12:54 p.m. (local time).

    The veteran pilot was identified as Stergios Kotoulas.

    ANA-MPA file photo / N. ARVANITIDIS


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