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Greek Mirage Fighter Jet Crashed Near Skyros Island Returning After Turkish Jets Interception

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Greek Mirage Fighter Jet Crashed Near Skyros Island Returning After Turkish Jets Interception

Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets

UPDATE: The pilot is dead.

A Greek 2000-5 fighter jet has crashed near Skyros Island into the eastern Aegean Sea after after intercepting Turkish jets, state TV ERT said on April 12.

According to ERT, the fighter jet was part of a two-plane patrol that had just intercepted Turkish fighter jets.

The pilot is missing.

Coastguard and navy vessels have been dispatched to the area where the plane is believed to have come down.

Greek fighter jets are regularly scrambled to intercept Turkish jets who enter what Athens considers Greek airspace over the Aegean Sea.

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