Pilot in Mirage 2000-5 aircraft killed, defence minister Kammenos tweets

The pilot in the Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet that disappeared off radar screens earlier on Thursday has been killed and “joined the pantheon of heroes,” Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos said in a tweet posted on Thursday afternoon.

“He fell for faith and country, fighting to defend National sovereignty and our territorial integrity. The country bows in mourning. Deepest condolences to his family and all Hellenic Air Force personnel,” Kammenos wrote.