NATO helicopter crashes in Greece’s Ionian Sea

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A Canadian military helicopter taking part in a NATO operation in the Mediterranean has gone missing in the sea between Greece and Italy, Greek state TV reported on Wednesday.

According to Greek Defense Ministry sources, the CH-124 Sea King helicopter had taken off from a Canadian frigate and crashed in the sea some 20 nautical miles outside Greek territorial waters, west of Kefalonia island.

There were between three and six passengers in the helicopter who are missing.

An Italian and Turkish frigate, that were also part of the operation, are currently searching for the helicopter in the designated sea area.

Greek authorities said they have not been asked to help as the area is far off the Greek mainland and outside the area where the country has responsibility for search and rescue operations.

More to come.

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