Today: Sunday, 26 May 2024 year

A Greek Air Force training plane crashed in the Peloponnese.

A Greek Air Force Τ-2 Buckeye training aircraft crashed near Kalamata airfield in the southern Peloponnese, the fate of the pilot is still unknown, Greek public television ERT reported.

“The Air Force training aircraft crashed near the north gate of Kalamata Airport shortly after 11:00 a.m. It was a two-seat T-2 aircraft from the 120th Training Wing,” TV reported.

According to him, the crash was preceded by an explosion. There was reportedly one officer on board the plane, his fate is unknown, and there is no information that anyone left the plane by parachute.

The search for the pilot is now underway.

The T-2 Buckeye is an Air Force training aircraft used to train cadets and young officers. The T-2E can carry up to 3,500 pounds of weapons on 6 wing mounts.

The aircraft, if necessary, can be used for military purposes, television reports.