The two occupants of the small two-seater aircraft that was found in the sea area of Maleme in Chania had a tragic end.
According to neakriti.gr, the two men were found dead, tied to the seats of the aircraft they were on, early Thursday evening (9/11) in the sea area of Maleme, just a few meters from the airport of the airport. One was Theodoros Pantos (president of the Western Greece Aero Club).
“His name was Theodoros Pantos, he was the president of the West Greece Aeroclub. He has no connection with the games, nor would he take part. Someone was waiting for him in Maleme from another aeroclub and he informed us that he was late,” Panagiotis Tzarakis, president of the Chania aeroclub, said earlier.
As he explained to zarpanews.gr, “while heading to Souda airport, he went to Maleme. The conditions for a night landing do not exist here, nor did his plane have such capabilities, and I don’t think he himself was trained for a night landing.”
When asked how the accident happened, Mr. Tzarakis estimated that the operator became disoriented. “He made a turn to land and possibly became disoriented. He probably thought he was flying level but he was heading out to sea. Because I saw the crash, it was so intense that there’s no way they could have done anything.”