Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Jets collide over Greece

Graphic - an RF-4 and F-16 collide over Greece
A Greek jet and a Turkish reconnaissance plane have collided above the Aegean sea near Greece. The ‘accident’ occurred close to the island of Kaparthos earlier today as the planes became involved in a ‘dogfight’. The BBC reported that the two countries often engaged in mock dogfights in the disputed area. There have even been tense stand offs as the two countries have come close to armed conflict. The planes involved in today’s incident were a Greek F-16 and a Turkish RF-4 reconnaissance plane. According to CNN the pilot of the Turkish jet had been rescued, but that the pilot of the Greek plane was still unaccounted for. Posted by Picasa

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