The search for Lieutenant Anastasios Toulitsis, pilot of the Hellenic Navy’s AB-212 helicopter that crashed has concluded, after it was announced that his body has been recovered.
Aside from Lt. Toulitsis, Lieutenant Konstantinos Pananas and Warrant Officer Eleftherios Evangelou were also on board the the helicopter that crashed in the northwest section of Kinaros on Thursday.
During the search operation, the Navy divers were supported by the Air Force and the Special Disaster Response Unit (EMAK).
Meanwhile a committee has launched an investigation in order to determine the cause of the crash, which resulted in the death of the three Navy officers. The Armed Forces have also declared three days of mourning.