A court order aircraft landed earlier in the sea area of Maleme. According to the information the fall has occurred about half a nautical mile from shore. Lifeguards rushed to the scene by boat following the order of the Mayor of Platanias, while the Coast Guard has also been notified.
According to the Coast Guard, the coordination of the investigations has been undertaken by the Single Search and Rescue Coordination Center (SRC)while participating 1 Coast Guard Boat, 1 Coast Guard Vehicle, 1 Navy Helicopter, 2 cruise ships and 2 fishing boats in the area of the West Beach of Maleme. To the point winds of intensity 2 Beaufort are blowing.
According to flashnews.gr, the aircraft is reportedly to have been spotted floating within a mile of landbut without any updates on the fate of the passengers.
The photos of zarpanews.gr from the site of the investigations:
He was going in for a landing when his signal was lost
According to flashnews.gr, the aircraft with the two passengers had taken off from the area of Kopaida with destination the airport in Malemewhich is used by such small aircraft.
But as night fell, the pilot made a turn over Kolymbari to approach the runway from the seaward side, when suddenly his signal was lost.