Tsipras, Mitsotakis offers condolences for death of fallen pilot

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday offered his condolences to the family of the Hellenic Air Force pilot Major Nikolaos Vasiliou, who died early the same day in the fall of a trainer aircraft during a training flight, with a post on Twitter.

“The unjust loss of a worthy and very experienced Air Force major, Nikolaos Vasiliou, in the course of duty fills us with deep sorrow. His country will not forget him. Deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of our pilot,” Tsipras said.

Main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis also expressed his deep sorrow for the death of Hellenic Air Force pilot.

In a social media post, Mitsotakis noted that “this very unfair loss underlines the difficult conditions in which the staff of the Armed Forces train daily in order to defend the security of our country.”