Thursday, June 20 2024

Pilot confirmed dead in HAF training jet crash


The pilot of a Hellenic Air Force T-2 Buckeye training jet that crashed Wednesday near the Kalamata airbase in the Peloponnese has been confirmed dead. The pilot was the only person aboard the aircraft.


In a statement, the Hellenic Air Force Air Staff identified the deceased pilot as Squadron Leader Epaminondas Kostas, aged 40.

The causes of the crash remain unknown. 

The US-made T-2 Buckeye first flew in the late 1950s and has served as the Greek air force’s main training plane for decades.