Wednesday, February 28

Greece

Two Greek Pilots Missing After Their Plane Crashes During Exercise
Greece, News

Two Greek Pilots Missing After Their Plane Crashes During Exercise

Two Greek pilots went missing on Monday after their attack aircraft crashed in the Ionian Sea during a training flight. This is what the Greek state radio says. The pilots of another aircraft who witnessed the crash of the F-4 notified the emergency services. The pilots of the crashed aircraft were engaged in low-level flights west of the Peloponnese peninsula. "As time goes by, hopes for survivors are dwindling," said the state radio, adding that rescuers have found the plane's wreckage. According to the defence minister in Athens, there is no link between the accident and the tensions between Greece and Turkey. Dangerous manoeuvres between fighter jets from both countries have taken place over the Aegean Sea, not the Ionian Sea, in recent days. The two NATO member states ha...
Breather for Firefighters in Greece
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Breather for Firefighters in Greece

After more than a week of feverishly extinguishing countless fires, the situation in Greece has improved somewhat. Because the wind has died down a bit, the fire was fanned less, and no new fires broke out. But, unfortunately, a new heatwave is on the way.   It is still smouldering in the north of Athens, and emergency services are trying to get small fires under control. In the Peloponnese, the large fires can be kept under control, but the fear is that as soon as the wind picks up, many areas will be threatened again. Hundreds of firefighters are still battling devastating wildfires on the island of Evia. On the northern part of the island, so much forest has burned down that the fire is slowly extinguishing. However, on the island's west coast, fire fighting helicopters are depl...