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    ATHENS - A Greek and a Turkish fighter jet collided in midair above the southern Aegean island of Karpathos on Tuesday, a Greek defense ministry official said.

    “The two jets collided above Karpathos. We don’t know what has happened to the pilots yet,” he told Reuters.

    It was not clear what type of planes had crashed.

    The Turkish defense ministry was not immediately available for comment.

    Archrivals Greece and Turkey regularly criticize each other for causing mock dogfights between warplanes over the Aegean sea.

    Greece’s defense ministry says it daily scrambles several fighter jets to intercept Turkish jets that it claims have invaded its airspace.


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  • #2
    I hope the pilots are okey !

    ^^Whats wrong with these two countries.?
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    • #3
      this is what happens when the game of Chicken goes too far....

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      • #4
        "The Aegan islands are Turkish" "No, they are Greece" "No, they are Turkish" "Greece" "Turkish" "Greece" and so on...
        Such a crash was just waiting to happen.

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        • #5
          not good at all

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          • #6
            Originally posted by YYZPICS
            not good at all

            I second that...hopefully the pilots are ok
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            • #7
              Both aircraft were F-16's. The Turkish pilot ejected and was rescued. The Greek pilot is still missing....
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              • #8
                Bad situationI hope the greek pilot turns up unharmed.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DAL767-400ER
                  "The Aegan islands are Turkish" "No, they are Greece" "No, they are Turkish" "Greece" "Turkish" "Greece" and so on...
                  Such a crash was just waiting to happen.

                  The Aegean islands belong to Greece.

                  Originally posted by Top_Gun
                  this is what happens when the game of Chicken goes too far....

                  Anytime the Turks violate Greek airspace, the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) WILL intercept.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JonyJay2
                    The Aegean islands belong to Greece.
                    There's no doubt about that in my book, as that has been the case ever since Homer, and most countries probably think so as well, but as long as the Turkey has an issue with it, the tensions will continue.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DAL767-400ER
                      There's no doubt about that in my book, as that has been the case ever since Homer, and most countries probably think so as well, but as long as the Turkey has an issue with it, the tensions will continue.

                      I agree.
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