Greek F-16 Collision: 2nd pilot dies; collision causes-scenarios

Greek F-16 Collision: 2nd pilot dies; collision causes-scenarios

Athens : Greece | Aug 29, 2010 at 1:03 PM PDT
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Captain Iosif -Sifis Anastasakis, 35, severely injured during the two Greek F-16 collision three days ago, passed away Sunday morning.

The pilot of the double-seater F-16 that collided off the island of Crete, had suffered multiple fractures in the pelvis, lesions in the brain and lung burrowing.

The two Greek F-16 Fighting Falcons collided mid-air on August 26, 2010 at 2.05 pm during training exercises, 15 miles west of the island of Chrissi, south of the island of Crete. The exercise scenario was foreseeing an air combat (scenario 4 vs. 2) that consisted of six (6) aircraft. The F-16 fighter jets were from the 340 ”Fox” Squadron and belonged to the 115th Combat Wing , stationed in Souda, Crete.

The majority of the scenarios speak of the one-seatter to have rammed the double-seater from beneath and most probably from the back.

Please, read more in (incl Photo F-16)

WiredGreek is based in Athens, Attikí, Greece, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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