A spokesman for the fire brigade working at the Antonov crash site in Kavala said: “No dangerous substances were found, one body was identified, the second was recovered.”
The search and discovery operation for the remaining six bodies continues. Meanwhile, more and more information appears about the crash of a plane with a load of 11.5 tons of ammunition.
A spokesman for the fire department at an emergency briefing on the crash said authorities were informed immediately after the crash and an action protocol was applied in accordance with European standards.
Paggaio Mayor Philip Anastasiadis said earlier that, according to preliminary information, no dangerous toxic substances were found at the crash site. At 6:00 p.m., an emergency fire department briefing on the plane crash began, led by fire department spokesman Yiannis Aropoyos. He said that in the morning, 15 firefighters with 7 cars immediately left for the scene. Then firefighters from the 2nd and 4th EMAK, the Olympos operational headquarters, arrived. During the whole time, the responsible secretariat was in touch with all related ministries.
According to Anastasiadis, employees ΕΜΑΚ and a police forensic team have already arrived at the scene to retrieve six of the eight bodies identified by the drone. Once the process is complete, the sappers will begin checking the perimeter for ammunition.
Authorities are currently in the second phase of a plan to locate and recover the bodies. Forces EL.AS are assisting in the investigation, as well as a search and rescue center helicopter.
Special crews are on site to ensure safe routes for residents. At the scene and special forces ΓΕΕΘΑ, which deals with such incidents.