Pilot Dead after Greek Air Force Plane Crashes North of Sparta



The pilot of a two-seater Greek Air Force aircraft was killed after the plane crashed north of Sparta at 8:50 am on Tuesday during a training flight, according to the Athens News Agency.

Both men had abandoned the aircraft and the co-pilot was found alive. He was taken to the Kalamata Hospital and he is in good condition. However, the pilot’s body was discovered later.

The scene at the crash site

The Hellenic Air force named the pilot as Nicholaos Vassiliou. It said that both men were experienced pilots with more than 2,500 hours of flying experience.

Tragic pilot Nicholaos Vassiliou

The aircraft was a T-2 Buckeye, one of the oldest airplanes of the Greek Air Force, used for training purposes only. The two air force men were on a training flight.