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Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:26 pm Post subject: Army helicopter crash kills two in Greece
ATHENS, Feb. 20 -- A military helicopter from the Greek Army crashed in northern Greece during its nighttime training, killing two officers on board, local media reported Monday.
The Huey model helicopter with four military personnel on boardcrashed in the region of Melissi on Monday night after disappearing from radar screen and rescue teams have recovered twobodies, Athens News Agency and Greece's national television ERT reported.
The search and rescue operation is now under the supervision ofDefense Minister Evangelos Meimarakis while the whereabouts of theother two officers are still unaccounted for.
The helicopter went missing from radar screen at around 8:10 p.m.(1810 GMT), 40 minutes after its takeoff.
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