facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Greece offers to help Turkey find missing warplane

The Greek government officially offered to assist the Turkish government in finding a Turkish Air Force fighter jet lost in the Aegean Sea in 1996.
By Ed Adamczyk   |   April 18, 2014 at 4:01 PM   |   Comments

http://cdnph.upi.com/sv/em/i/UPI-3051397849961/2014/1/13978508983581/Greece-offers-to-help-Turkey-find-missing-warplane.jpg
ATHENS, Greece, April 18 (UPI) -- The Greek government officially offered to assist the Turkish government in finding a Turkish Air Force fighter jet lost in the Aegean Sea in 1996.

Greek defense minister Dimitris Avramopoluos notified Ismet Yilmaz, his Turkish counterpart, Thursday of Greeceā€™s willingness to help find the plane.

In 2003 a former Turkish naval officer alleged the plane was accidentally shot down by a Greek pilot. Greece denied the claim, contending the plane went down due to mechanical failure. It has been a source of contention between the two countries.

The American-built F-16 crashed off the Greek island of Chios in the Agean sea in October 1996. Its pilot, Nail Erdogan, was killed.

[Kathimerini]

Follow @adamczyk_ed and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Medal of Honor to be awarded to Civil War soldier
2
Colombia releases notorious hitman 'Popeye'
3
U.S. military jet crash lands in rural Virginia
4
Firing range instructor shot by 9-year-old girl dies
5
Bodies of missing family found in Oregon lake
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback