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Firefighting Plane Crashes in Greece, Killing Both Pilots

A firefighting plane crashed on the Greek island of Evia on Tuesday, killing both pilots. The plane, a Canadair CL-215, was dropping water on a wildfire when it crashed into a canyon.

The crash was captured on video by a local news crew. The video shows the plane flying low over the ground before it disappears into the canyon. A moment later, a fireball erupts from the canyon.

The Greek air force said that the two pilots, Captain Christos Moulas, 34 and 2nd Lieutenant Periklis Stefanidis, 27., were killed in the crash. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The crash comes as Greece is experiencing a heatwave, with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees Celsius. The heatwave has fueled wildfires across the country, including on Evia, where the plane crashed.

The wildfires have forced the evacuation of thousands of people, and have destroyed homes and businesses.

The crash of the firefighting plane is a tragedy, and our thoughts are with the families of the two pilots who were killed. The crash also highlights the dangers that firefighters face when they are fighting wildfires.

We hope that the investigation into the crash will shed light on what happened, and that steps can be taken to prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future.

Here are some additional details about the crash:

  • The plane was a Canadair CL-215, which is a type of amphibious aircraft that is used for firefighting.

  • The crash occurred on the island of Evia, which is located off the coast of Greece.

  • The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but it is believed that the plane may have clipped a tree.

  • The two pilots who were killed in the crash have not been named.

  • The crash has forced the evacuation of thousands of people from the area.


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