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Three dead in helicopter crash off Greek island of Poros

Updated on: 21 August,2019 10:29 AM IST  |  Athens
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Initially it was unclear how many people were on board the helicopter whose destination was Athens, when it got tangled in electricity power lines shortly after takeoff

Three dead in helicopter crash off Greek island of Poros

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Athens: Around three persons lost their lives when a private helicopter crashed in the sea area off Poros island on Tuesday. According to the island's mayor Yannis Dimitriadis the bodies of two Russian nationals who were on board have already been recovered from the cabin, while divers were due to retrieve the body of the Greek pilot.


At first, it was not clear how many people were on board the helicopter whose destination was Athens, when it got tangled in electricity power lines shortly after takeoff. 



Eyewitnesses talked to Greek national broadcaster ERT about an explosion before the plane plunged into waters a few meters off the coast.


The island is located south of Athens which is off the western coast of Peloponnese peninsula. It was then hit by a blackout after the incident.

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