A Hellenic Air Force (HAF) pilot lost his life in a training aircraft crash in southern Greece on Wednesday, Greek national broadcaster ERT reported.
The 41-year-old was the only person on board the T-2E Buckeye, a twin-engine training jet. The incident occurred near the Kalamata airbase and the cause of the accident is under investigation.
Reports said an explosion was heard shortly before the crash.
The T-2E Buckeye aircraft made in the United States is HAF’s only training jet aircraft and is used for the final stage of young pilots’ training, according to HAF’s website. ■