Petzetel fire plane crashes on Zakynthos island

The Athens-Macedonian News Agency, citing fire services, reports on the crash of a Petzetel plane in Zakynthos while fighting a fire. The pilot is alive.

A firefighter plane crashed on Sunday near the village of Kiliomenos, the causes of the crash are being investigated. According to the ERT1 TV channel, a malfunction arose during the extinguishing of the fire, but an experienced 35-year-old pilot managed to make an emergency landing on the pine-covered area. The pilot who flew the plane from the island of Kefalonia was not injured and was absolutely healthy. Firefighters took him away from the scene.

The plane flew in tandem with a second firefighting aircraft of the same type to extinguish a small fire in the Lagopodo Maherado area. On the ground, 24 firefighters in seven fire trucks are involved in the fight against it.

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