2 Greek Vipers collide south of Crete today

Discussions about F-16.net news articles. A topic is created automatically whenever someone posts a comment in the F-16 News section.
  • Author
  • Message
Offline

Boman

Elite 1K

Elite 1K

  • Posts: 1165
  • Joined: 08 Jul 2004, 19:22
  • Location: Norway

Unread post26 Aug 2010, 17:20

Just read on the news that 2 Vipers collided south of Crete during a training flight.
1 is reported dead, 1 critically injured and 1 OK
Aircraft stationed @ Crete

:salute:

Source: Aftenposten/AP/CNN
http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/uriks ... 784676.ece
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europ ... &wom=false
http://www.f-16.net/news_article4187.html
Offline

Butcher

Active Member

Active Member

  • Posts: 106
  • Joined: 21 Jun 2008, 05:37
  • Location: Larnaca, Cyprus

Unread post26 Aug 2010, 18:38

Heard this on the news earlier today, sad day...
Offline

AegeanHawk

Newbie

Newbie

  • Posts: 12
  • Joined: 22 Nov 2006, 15:33

Unread post27 Aug 2010, 12:55

There were 6 F-16's participating in a 2 vs 4 trainning DF
Offline

JochemP

Senior member

Senior member

  • Posts: 294
  • Joined: 31 Aug 2006, 22:50

Unread post27 Aug 2010, 22:25

My condolences to the family and coworkers of the fallen pilot.
Offline

VarkVet

Elite 1K

Elite 1K

  • Posts: 1443
  • Joined: 30 Oct 2006, 04:31

Unread post27 Aug 2010, 22:45

My Sincere condolences :salute: :(
My eyes have seen the glory of the Lord and the esthetics of the Flightline
Offline
User avatar

Lieven

F-16.net Webmaster

F-16.net Webmaster

  • Posts: 3410
  • Joined: 23 May 2003, 15:44

Unread post28 Aug 2010, 11:12

Iosif Anastasakis, 35, was in critical condition but stable after undergoing a third operation in a row, doctors said.

Anastasios Balatsoukas, the 33-year-old pilot of the second plane, who was killed instantly in the collision, is to be buried today in his hometown of Arta, northwestern Greece. Anastasakis’s co-pilot, 25-year-old Pavlos Votzakis, was being treated for minor injuries in a military hospital in Athens yesterday.
Offline

Gamera

Forum Veteran

Forum Veteran

  • Posts: 681
  • Joined: 23 May 2005, 07:54

Unread post28 Aug 2010, 14:37

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_ar ... 010_119343

F16 FLIER CRITICAL

Pilot undergoes third operation after crash

Saturday August 28, 2010
Offline

timv010

Newbie

Newbie

  • Posts: 1
  • Joined: 15 Aug 2010, 00:37

Unread post28 Aug 2010, 14:39

Very sad! My condolences to the family and friends of Captain Anastasios Balatsoukas!
Offline

AegeanHawk

Newbie

Newbie

  • Posts: 12
  • Joined: 22 Nov 2006, 15:33

Unread post29 Aug 2010, 11:51

Captain Iosif Anastasakis (HAF), 35 died last night due to his heavy injuries
Farewell Sifi (Iosif), take care of Tasos (Anastasios)
RIP my friends
Offline

Gamera

Forum Veteran

Forum Veteran

  • Posts: 681
  • Joined: 23 May 2005, 07:54

Unread post29 Aug 2010, 15:33

http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2010/0 ... equipment/

"Greek F-16 Collision: 2nd Pilot dies;Collision-Scenarios; Equipment"

2010/08/29

Captain Iosif -Sifis Anastasakis, 35, severely injured during the two Greek F-16 collision three days ago, passed away Sunday morning.

(Life s_cks and sh_t happens.)
Offline

JochemP

Senior member

Senior member

  • Posts: 294
  • Joined: 31 Aug 2006, 22:50

Unread post30 Aug 2010, 03:42

Godspeed Captain Iosif Anastasakis. My condolences.
Offline

StolichnayaStrafer

Forum Veteran

Forum Veteran

  • Posts: 886
  • Joined: 20 Jan 2008, 16:50
  • Location: Dodge City, Moscowchusetts

Unread post01 Sep 2010, 11:46

People commenting on a CNN newsweb page last week were making light of this incident. It is both sad and pathetic how the average people out there are oblivious to the inherent dangers of military aviation. They need to learn and respect how much effort is put into air defense by ALL involved with military aviation.

May the brave fallen rest well with their ancestors. :salute:
Why is the vodka gone?
Why is the vodka always gone... oh- that's why!
Hide the vodka!!!
Offline

thegreekness

Active Member

Active Member

  • Posts: 217
  • Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 02:03
  • Location: Colorado

Unread post01 Sep 2010, 17:00

?????? ????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????

Godspeed guys.
"You wanna get out of the way? We're trying to land here..." - Hot Shots
Offline

nam11b

Senior member

Senior member

  • Posts: 269
  • Joined: 29 May 2008, 09:46

Unread post08 Sep 2010, 23:06

I dont think this got updated, but the second pilot died this past week. Here is a link to the article.

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-ne ... sscenarios

From the sound of it, he was really bad to begin with and I dont know how the hell he got out of the airplane in that shape.

God speed to the pilots who passed and hopefully the pilot who survived wasnt at fault. I cannot imagine the guilt if it came down to that.
Last edited by nam11b on 08 Sep 2010, 23:12, edited 1 time in total.
Offline

nam11b

Senior member

Senior member

  • Posts: 269
  • Joined: 29 May 2008, 09:46

Unread post08 Sep 2010, 23:09

This is a better link, more detailed:

http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2010/0 ... equipment/
Next

Return to F-16 News

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest