Greek Air Force Pilot Killed in Trainer Crash, Kalamata, Greece

At approximately 0500 EST, initial reports indicated that a Hellenic  Air Force T-2 training air craft crashed in Kalamata, Greece. By 0600 EST, local media reported that a single pilot had been killed in the crash.

By 0700 EST, the Hellenic Air Force made this announcement:

”On Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at 11:28, a T-2E Buckeye aircraft of the 120PEA/363MEA, performing a training flight, crashed, during its return, half a nautical mile northwest of the Kalamata airport.”

At 0800 EST, the Greek Prime Minister made this announcement, naming Ensign Epaminondas Kosteas as the deceased.

The Hellenic Air Force flies the T-2 Buckeye from Kalamata Air Base with the 120th Air Wing, specifically the 362nd Air Training Squadron “Nestor”. The pilot was most likely attached to that unit.

United States Military Academy and American Military University Alumni. Victor covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.


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