Three missing as Greek navy helicopter crashes in Aegean

A Greek navy helicopter buzzes over a frigate special during a training exercise before the Olympic Games in the Aegean Sea, near Athens, on May 20, 2004Three Greek navy personnel were missing Thursday after their helicopter crashed into a small islet in the Aegean Sea during an exercise, the defence ministry said. Commando units recovered the wreckage near the Dodecanese islet of Kinaros, but the two pilots and one engineer on board were still unaccounted for, the ministry said. “The (helicopter’s) signal was lost at (0045 GMT)… and a thermal signal was located at (0240) on a mountainous area on Kinaros,” a navy spokesman said.

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