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28 janvier 2015 3 28 /01 /janvier /2015 11:50
HAF's F-16D crash in Los Llanos Air Base, Albacete, Spain


27/1/2015 Hellenic Air Force (HAF)


On Monday, 26 January 2015, at 15:16 CET, a Hellenic Air Force (HAF) F-16D Block 50 belonging to 111 Combat Wing / 341 Squadron, participating in the 1η training course for 2015 of Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP), in Los Llanos Air Base, Albacete, Spain, crashed during take-off resulting in the deadly injury of its two pilots.


The HAF's pilots involved are, Captain (P) Panagiotis Laskaris, 35 , married, father of a son, with a flight experience of 1.459 flight hours, of which 872 on F-16, and Captain (P) Athanasios Zagkas, 31, married, father of a son and a daughter, with a flight experience of 1.128 flight hours, of which 524 on F-16.


A team of HAF's experts, led by the Chief of Hellenic Tactical Air Force, Lt General Christos Vaitsis has arrived in Los Llanos Air Base.


Due to the presence of toxic-composite material, the accident area has been isolated by the Spanish authorities while a second team of HAF's specialized personnel arrived in Los Llanos Air Base in order to assist in the area's decontamination.


The airplane involved is the S/N 93-1084 F-16D Block 50, in HAF's service since November 1997.


The Chief of HAF General Staff, Lt General Evangelos Tournas, will arrive in Los Llanos Air Base later today.

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19 décembre 2014 5 19 /12 /décembre /2014 07:50
Final flight of the A-7


Dec 17, 2014 ASDNews Source : Naval Air Systems Command


The last U.S. Navy A-7 Corsair aircraft retired from service in Greece on Oct. 17, after 39 years of flying with the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) – the final operator of the aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command’s Specialized and Proven Aircraft Program Office (PMA-226) supported the Foreign Military Sale and maintenance of the A-7s for the HAF beginning in 1975. The A-7 retired from U.S. Navy service in 1991, the U.S. Air National Guard in 1993 and Portugal in 1999.

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