Aircraft

New airspace violations in the Aegean

Turkish fighter aircraft violated Greek airspace five times on Monday, a week after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's official visit to Turkey.

Six Turkish F-16 fighter jets and two F-4s flying in three formations, along with three CN-235 surveillance aircraft and two helicopters entered Greek airspace in the northeastern, central and southeastern Aegean.

Turkish jets violate Greek airspace over southeastern Aegean islands

Turkish fighter jets violated Greek airspace on Friday morning, flying over three islets in the southeastern Aegean.

According to an announcement from the National Defense General Staff, a pair of Turkish F-16s flew over the islets of Megisti and Ro at an altitude of 26,000 feet at 10.48 and 10.58 a.m., exiting the Athens Flight Information Region (FIR) at 11.24 a.m.

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.

Military Cargo Plane Crashes in Iran, 15 Killed

A Boeing 707 military cargo plane crashed in bad weather on Monday west of the Iranian capital, killing 15 out of the 16 people on board, the Iranian army said, quoted by Channel New Asia. 

A flight engineer survived and was taken to hospital, the army said in a statement carried by the semi-official Fars news agency.

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