A giant business is underway, in order to locate the two-seater training aircraft, ignored. It is a single-engine two-seater civil aircraft, with a passenger, Of the school “Egnatia Aviation” based in Kavala. His position was lost between Kozani and Ioannina, as in 13.20 did not communicate with the radio properly, resulting in him being considered missing.
According to newer information, A passenger aircraft also took part in the investigations, which was scheduled to depart from Ioannina. When it signaled an alarm for the training aircraft, the passenger made three turns over the city in case of any location and landed again in Ioannina. Most, is scheduled to depart on 16:30.
It is recalled that an Agusta Bell helicopter that took off from the base of Aktio is also involved in the search for the training aircraft., a canner CL 415 which took off from Thessaloniki, but also a C130.
ERT reports that the pilot of the training aircraft is probably of Iraqi origin and there is great anxiety about his fate.. The competent authorities are fighting over time in order to locate a trace, before dark. Hence, returns an AB205 helicopter to participate in the investigations, in the area goes a Super Puma, as well as members of the 31st Squadron of Rescue Search Operations (ΜΕΕΔ).
C-130 in investigations
A transport aircraft C-130 participates in the search for the training aircraft, ignored. The giant search and rescue operation has focused on the Miliotades of Zagori before Metsovo, According to reports, however, So far no trace of the two-seater training aircraft and the pilot has been identified. The C-130 went for refueling at Ioannina airport and immediately took off to return to the search and rescue operation..