Crash of 337th Squadron F-16 Block 52+ single-seat aircraftof the 110th Fighter Wing (AM) which was on a training flightnoted today on 13:29, in the sea area of ​​Psathouras.

As reported by SKAI journalist, Stavros Ioannidis, the pilot was found alive who had managed to activate the ejection system and used a parachute.

The Minister of State, Makis Voridisinformed the national delegation about the F-16 fighter jet crashat his request PASOK-KINAL parliamentary representative Dimitris Mantzou. As Mr. Voridis pointed out, the pilot bailed out.

“The information is from the General Air Staff: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 13:29, A single-seat F-16 Block 52+ fighter aircraft, of the 337th Squadron of the 110th Fighter Wing, which was performing a training flight, crashed in the sea area of ​​Psathoura. A SUPER PUMA helicopter from the 130th Fighter Squadron, 1 Navy S-70 helicopter, 1 CL-415 from the 113 AM operated in the area. The pilot has been rescued,” the Minister of State said.

The official announcement of the Air Force after the rescue of the pilot:

“The operator of the F-16 Block 52+ aircraft of the 337th Squadron of the 110th Fighter Wing, which crashed in the Psathoura maritime area on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, was picked up alive at 15:02 by a Super Puma helicopter of the 130th Fighter Wing, of Aviation and is directed to the 251 General Hospital of Aviation”.

The F-16’s drop zone:

1 Super Puma helicopter from the 130th Fighter Squadron rushed to the area1 Navy S-70 helicopter, 1 CL-415 from 113PM, the “Aegean” Frigate is heading to the area, while 1 C-130 was on full alert.

The fighter took off earlier from the 110th combat wing of Larissa and was in formation with other fighter aircraft.

The initial announcement of the General Air Staff

“On Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 13:29, an F-16 Block 52+ single-seater aircraft of the 337 Squadron, 110th Fighter Wing (FM), which was performing a training flight, crashed in the sea area of ​​Psathouras. A search and rescue operation is underway for the operator. Rushing to the area is 1 Super Puma helicopter from the 130th Fighter Squadron, 1 Navy S-70 helicopter, 1 CL-415 from the 113AM, Frigate “Aegeon” is heading to the areawhile 1 C-130 is at maximum readiness”.