Firefighting plane crash in Zakynthos: The announcement of GEA (Air force)

The announcement of the Air Force for the crash of a firefighting aircraft in Zakynthos.

GEA issued an announcement for the downing of a PZL firefighting aircraft during aerial firefighting in Zakynthos .

According to the Air Force, “in the afternoon of Sunday, August 8, 2021, a PZL aircraft from the 359th Air Service Squadron of the Public Services in Kefalonia, crashed during aerial firefighting in the area of ​​Macherado, Zakynthos.

The pilot is in good health, while a Super Puma helicopter transports him, for precautionary reasons, to the 251st General Aviation Hospital. The causes of the accident are being investigated “.

It is noted that two fires within a short time appeared, shortly after six in the afternoon in a forest area, in the villages of Lithakia and Macherado in Zakynthos.

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