GREECE (OBSERVATORY) – Greek Mirage 2000-5 jet shot down by Turkish Air Force near Sporades island of Skyros. Pilot’s location is unknown and search teams have been deployed. This was reported by media news outlets.
According to Greek AMNA Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, with his post on his Twitter account, confirmed the death of the Greek pilot, whose MIRAGE2000-5 fighter plane fell 9 hours north of Skyros a few hours ago.
More specifically, the Hellenic Ministry of the Environment writes in his post: “A Greek pilot in the heroes pantheon. He fell for the sake of faith and Patriarch fighting for the defense of our national sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Homeland was mournful. Heatful condolences to his family and to all PA executives”
The Air Force announced the name of the helicopter pilot of the M2000-5 aircraft which today fell 9 miles northwest of Skyros. In particular, the deceased Georgios Baltadoros, born in 1984, is dead. Father and husband.
In detail, the Air Force’s announcement states:
“On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 12:15, a 114 / 331M M2000-5 single-seater in the landing phase after operational mission and nine (9) nautical miles northeast of the island of Skyros struck at sea consistently the fatal injury of the commander of the Snemagos (I) aircraft, George Baltadorou.
A competent committee was set up to investigate the accident.”