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'Carpathian Pumas' airlift helicopter detachment departing for UN mission to Mali

The Ministry of National Defense is making every effort for the highly trained personnel of the Romanian Air Force to be equipped with modern hardware, said Defense Minister Gabriel Les, attending on Monday the departure ceremony of the 'Carpathian Pumas' airlift helicopter detachment for a UN mission to Mali.

DefMin Les: Aviation Day - occasion to remember those who devoted their life to flight

The Day of Romanian Aviation and Air Force represents an occasion to remember those who devoted their life to flight, National Defence Minister Gabriel Les told the event organised on Saturday at the Air Heroes' Monument, in Aviators' Square.

Accident over Aegean narrowly averted

An accident was narrowly averted on Friday after a Turkish F-16 fighter jet reportedly harassed a Greek Super Puma helicopter, according to reports that emerged on Saturday.

The incident occurred shortly before noon south of the eastern Aegean islet of Farmakonisi as the Super Puma conducted a search for a boat carrying illegal migrants.

Woman injured by rock on Mount Olympus

A 35-year-old woman was injured on her neck on Monday when a rock fell on her during a hiking trip near the peak of Mount Olympus.

According to the head of the Greek Rescue Team, Alexis Liamos, the woman, a Greek national, was taken to the "Apostolidis" mountain refuge.

A Super Puma helicopter is on its way to transfer her to hospital.

Mirage-2000 jet goes down near Skopelos

A Mirage-2000 fighter jet of the Hellenic Air-force went down during an exercise on Skopelos island. According to reports, the pilot ejected to safety. The accident took place as the plane was engaged in a military exercise with two other fighter jets of the 332 squadron at approximately 12.18am on Monday. The reasons for the accident are being attributed to mechanical failure.

Impressive rescue operation by Hellenic Airforce Super Puma (video)

The Hellenic Airforce released an impressive video showing a member of a Super Puma helicopter rescue team rappelling onto cruise ship “MEIN SCHIFF” to lift a German man in need of medical treatment. The ship was sailing 6 nautical miles south of the island of Samos in the Aegean Sea, when the captain issued a distress signal after a 55-year-old passenger fell ill.

Migrant goes missing off Rhodes

A Hellenic Navy vessel and a Super Puma helicopter were involved in the search for a missing migrant off the southeastern Aegean island of Rhodes over the weekend.

The man was reportedly on board a 30-meter boat along with another 63 undocumented migrants when they were spotted by a cargo ship. The man subsequently fell into the sea and went missing.