Two dead after helicopter crashes off Greek island of Samos | Inquirer News

Two dead after helicopter crashes off Greek island of Samos

/ 06:31 AM July 14, 2022

Rescue crews operate after a firefighting helicopter crashed at the sea during a wildfire raging on the island of Samos, Greece, on July 13, 2022. REUTERS/Sofianos Drapaniotis

ATHENS — Two people died on Wednesday after a helicopter fighting a forest fire on the Greek island of Samos crashed into the sea, a Greek coast guard official said.

Two others on board the helicopter have been rescued, the coast guard said.


It was not immediately clear what caused the accident.


The aircraft had been leased by the government to fight forest fires, the fire brigade said.


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