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The pilots of the crashed fire plane in Greece were killed.

The pilots of the crashed fire plane in Greece were killed.

The pilots of the Canadair CL-215 aircraft that crashed on the island of Euboea while extinguishing fires died, and three days of mourning were declared in the armed forces, the Greek Ministry of National Defense said.

“By the decision of the Minister of National Defense Nikos Dendias, the armed forces declared three days of mourning (from July 25 to July 27, 2023) in connection with the death of the pilots of the CL-215 firefighting aircraft operating on the island of Euboea in the line of duty of the Air Force officers,” the military department said in a statement.


The Greek TV channel ERT showed the moment of the plane crash. The plane hit a tree before crashing and damaged the wing.